Research funding announced

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has announced $6.52 million for various research projects. 

 

Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Ontario government and the University of Guelph, some of these projects include:

 

  • - Enhancing integrated pest management for leaf diseases in onions
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  • - Improving outcomes for Ontario apple producers though precision agriculture and labour efficiency strategies
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  • - Digital mapping of soil carbon and nutrients in the Great Clay Belt to better understand effects of land conversion on agricultural practices
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  • - Establishing a baseline for provincial soil properties that will support better soil health assessments
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  • - Assessing herbicidal tolerance of cover crops during years with adverse weather
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  • - Improving food rescue and recovery in the province's industrial, commercial and institutional sectors
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  • - Examining the current state of drainage infrastructure in Ontario.

 

"University of Guelph researchers proudly and enthusiastically generate powerful innovations through their world-class research, escalating the competitiveness of Ontario's agri-food sector in the global marketplace," said Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President (Research). 

 

Source:  OMAFRA news release

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Publish date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020

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