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Retired U of Guelph prof to receive legacy award

Gord Surgeoner is being honoured by his peers for his leadership and legacy in the biotechnology industry. Surgeoner will receive the second annual BIO Leadership and Legacy Award from The Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

Agriculture ministers reach five-year, $3-billion partnership

Agriculture ministers signed a $3-billion partnership with Ottawa aimed at strengthening the industry and developing new markets as federal officials prepare for looming trade talks with the United States.

Misconceptions about farm transition

Heather Watson, the executive director of Farm Management Canada, says there are a lot of misconceptions about farm transition planning, making it difficult for many farms to start the conversation. One misconception? The process will just happen naturally.
Current Issue 1

Root fungus shows promise for enhancing canola growth

Just like you inoculate legume seeds with a rhizobial inoculant, one day you might inoculate canola seeds with a plant-growth-promoting fungus. Greenhouse experiments in Alberta are showing that a fungus called Piriformospora indica can boost canola performance, providing benefits like increased yields, reduced fertilizer needs and increased tolerance to cold and drought. » Read more...
Current issue 2

Managing glyphosate-resistant waterhemp

Glyphosate-resistant (GR) waterhemp was first found in Ontario in 2014, but it already has a foothold in three counties in the southwest of the province. Fortunately, Peter Sikkema’s research group at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus has made a good start on finding effective options for controlling this challenging weed. » Read more...

Potato Research Day

August 9, 2017
Location: Elora, Ont.
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Biochar Field Tour Open House

August 11, 2017
Location: Bayfield, Ont.
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