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University of Guelph gets $20 million in funding

The University of Guelph has received its largest-ever gift, a $20-million donation from the Arrell Family Foundation. The donation will create the Arrell Food Institute, which will bring together cutting-edge research, agricultural expertise, big data, environmental science, business and civil society.

Robots track drought tolerance

earch team at the University of Missouri has developed a two-pronged approach for plant phenotyping using a mobile sensing tower as well as a robot vehicle equipped with three levels of sensors.

Three-month extension from India for Canadian pulses

India has given another last-minute extension to a waiver allowing Canadian pulse exports to the country without the required pest treatment.
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Results of the winter wheat trials more intense

The Ontario Winter Wheat Performance Trials have always been designed to give growers useful information to help them make decisions, but the historical data is equally helpful because it shows how varieties perform over time under diverse conditions. The intensive management data introduced in 2013 proved invaluable in 2016 and could have an impact on growers’ choices in the future. » Read more...
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Cultural controls not a viable option in soybean

A study looking at cultural controls began after the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s office released a report looking at herbicide resistance. It concluded farmers were relying too much on herbicides. Instead, the report said alternative cultural methods exist – they could save the day and should be promoted. » Read more...