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