What's Happening 

Find out how OMAFRA- U of G Partnership research is making an impact.  If you have something you would like to share, please contact Mary Visser Kerr at secagrfd@uoguelph.ca.  


The effects of climate change on farming
Posted Wednesday May 3, 2017 12:00 PM - Moore, Rebecca
Ontario's rural areas and communities are constantly changing and evolving, due to a variety of factors - employment opportunities, population shifts and energy prices among them. But one of the biggest factors influencing rural Ontario's future will be climate change, as it creates new opportunities and challenges for farmers and food production. Read about several OMAFRA-University of Guelph Partnership supported research initiatives dedicated to understanding the effects of climate change here 
Last Updated Tuesday May 9, 2017 9:45 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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Harnessing natural immunity to reduce antimicrobial use
Posted Wednesday May 3, 2017 12:00 PM - Moore, Rebecca
Antimicrobial resistant diseases are an ongoing concern for Ontario's livestock producers. In response, University of Guelph researchers are developing innovative new methods and tools that will allow producers to harness their animals' natural immunity against serious diseases, and pinpoint the animals in a herd that are the most resistant to disease. Read more here
Last Updated Tuesday May 9, 2017 9:45 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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Turning greenhouse waste into energy
Posted Wednesday May 3, 2017 12:00 PM - Moore, Rebecca
Using fossil fuels to heat greenhouses is expensive and environmentally unsustainable. But how about heating them with plant waste from the greenhouses themselves? That's what Prof. Animesh Dutta, School of Engineering, is working toward. He's producing a fuel-flexible boiler (heater) that can use a variety of unconventional yet readily available fuels in an efficient way. Full story here
Last Updated Tuesday May 9, 2017 9:45 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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Fighting back against fungi
Posted Thursday April 6, 2017 10:30 AM - Moore, Rebecca
Researcher combats fungal diseases affecting Ontario vegetable yields 

It's already hard enough to get kids - and even adults - to eat vegetables. But now, plant disease is taking some of those vegetables off the table, too. For more info, click here
Last Updated Wednesday May 3, 2017 11:47 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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Improving green roofs with new technology
Posted Thursday April 6, 2017 10:30 AM - Moore, Rebecca
Green roofs - roofs partially or completely covered by plants - are becoming more popular in urban landscapes because they help manage stormwater and reduce heating and cooling costs while making cities greener - literally. A former Guelph researcher is combining research with engineering savvy to make these structures more accessible, efficient and affordable. Read more here.  
Last Updated Thursday April 6, 2017 10:22 AM - Moore, Rebecca
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