Ken McEwan, Ridgetown Campus director, left , Rene Van Acker, Ontario Agriculture College dean, Malcom Campbell, vice-president of research for the University of Guelph, Randy Petttpiece, parliamentary assistant to the agriculture minister, Rick Nicholls, MPP for Leamington and Chatham-Kent, Lorne Hepworth, Chair, Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), Crosby Devitt, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Darrin Canniff, mayor of Chatham-Kent, recently helped launch a new crop science building for the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus.

New crop research facility coming to Ridgetown

$6.5 million structure to be completed in spring 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Guelph is constructing a new field crop services building at its Ridgetown campus in an effort to modernize research operations. In an on-campus announcement Oct. 19, public servants and university staff described the soon-to-be 12,000 square foot facility as a long-awaited replacement for the current and much-dated field crop services building.   […] Read more

Brett Shepherd is the new director of the University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus.

Ridgetown campus gets new director

Brett Shepherd comes to University of Guelph campus from WSIB

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brett Shepherd has been named director of the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus. “Brett has the professional managerial skills that are required to lead the campus into a new era of innovation and growth,” said Rene Van Acker, dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC). “He has demonstrated innovation and his ability to motivate people […] Read more

The Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph educates many in Ontario’s agriculture community.

Ridgetown Campus looking for new director

Ken McEwan will be returning to research and teaching

Reading Time: 2 minutes The search is on for the 11th director of the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, in preparation for the end of Ken McEwan’s stint. McEwan will be director until June 2020. He will then support new infrastructure initiatives on the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus for a transitionary year, with a focus on completing fundraising […] Read more

Typical “greasy,” water-soaked lesion of the late blight on the upper leaf surface.

Trial aims to better detect late blight pathogen before it infects tomatoes

The three-year project will evaluate early detection, management approaches and potential benefits

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new three-year project is in place at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, to help detect late blight pathogen presence in the air before it infests tomatoes, allowing for better control management. There is currently no method to detect the presence of the phytophthora infestans, making it difficult for growers properly manage late blight, […] Read more