An ongoing University of Guelph study aims to find ways to make Ontario’s grain drying infrastructure more efficient.

Concerns, opportunities measured in grain drying

Researchers map province’s grain drying landscape to address cost and efficiency challenges

Reading Time: 4 minutes A 2021 University of Guelph study showed that fuel costs are a top concern of those using grain dryers in the province. Why it matters: Drying accounts for 17 per cent of the cost of production in grains. More efficient and new strategies are required to keep such costs from climbing.  Project researchers William Lubitz […] Read more

Planning for climate change and sustainable meat production are just two action items an upcoming summit will address.

Policy proposals released ahead of Food Systems Summit

International and Canadian groups have identified food system and agriculture goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ahead of the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit, a lengthy list of “game changing” action items have been released by organizers, including proposals for integrating climate plans across nations and developing a “responsible meat” initiative. Taking place in September, many expect the Summit to launch new strategies for achieving the international communities’ 17 development goals.  […] Read more

There will be continued interest in plant-based protein products post-pandemic, and there is plenty of room for wheat and other grains to be included.

Grain-based foods popular in post-pandemic world

Altered purchasing behaviours and personal preferences may bring opportunities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Homemade sourdough bread might not last into post-pandemic life, but that doesn’t mean the popularity of wheat and grains will diminish overall. Changing consumption behaviour offers many opportunities for the sector, according to Dana McCauley, veteran food system analyst and director of New Venture Creation in the University of Guelph Office of Research. Why it […] Read more

A key metric for Yield Enhancement Networks is percentage of potential yield.

Editorial: Farmers have a YEN for more useful data

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was sitting in the livestock pavilion at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus during the SouthWest Agricultural Conference when I first heard about yield enhancement networks and thought they were a great idea. A cross-border version of the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) was recently announced for wheat in Ontario and Michigan. It aims to […] Read more

Guelph professor studies technology to curb agricultural emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Curbing chemical emissions of agricultural carbon dioxide and ammonia to mitigate climate change is the goal of a University of Guelph researcher who recently received $200,000 under the New Frontiers in Research Fund. Leanne Chen, professor in the chemistry department, hopes to develop a clean technology that uses renewable electricity to convert waste chemicals into […] Read more


Grain farmers give $200,000 to new Ridgetown crop centre

Grain farmers give $200,000 to new Ridgetown crop centre

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grain Farmers of Ontario has pledged $200,000 to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for its new Crop Research and Innovation Centre.  “Our farmer-members have always recognized the importance of understanding new innovation and evolving best practices based on science and experience,” said Brendan Byrne, chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “We look forward to continued […] Read more

Co-founder and Chief Veterinary Officer of Obi Veterinary Education, Ryan Appleby, says the winnings from the Guelph LAIRR competition will help expand its offerings.

New micro-learning platform for veterinarians wins pitch competition

Obi Veterinary Education helps veterinarians stay up-to-date without in-person learning

Reading Time: 3 minutes An online platform that makes continuing education quicker and easier for veterinarians won the 2021 University of Guelph Gryphon’s LAAIR pitch competition.  Obi Veterinary Education has created an online community where subscribers can complete required continuing education credits in short, easily digestible blocks of information. “The idea came from the challenges I faced in school […] Read more

Pedro Ferrari MacHado is a post-doctoral student at the University of Manitoba.

N-inhibitors aid in greenhouse gas reduction

Weather and field conditions impact year-to-year effectiveness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research from the University of Guelph indicates the application of nitrogen inhibitors can help farmers significantly reduce their emissions. While such products can differ in consistency across various growing conditions, their medium- and long-term impacts can still have a major effect.  Why it matters: Governments are pushing the reduction of climate change-inducing gases and inhibiting […] Read more


Guelph students win at 2021 North American Dairy Challenge

Guelph students win at 2021 North American Dairy Challenge

Reading Time: < 1 minute A team of University of Guelph agriculture students won the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC), held remotely this past month. Rebecca Barr, Brooke Boonstoppel, Clayton McWilliams and Tyrone Wagler competed against three other schools to present the best dairy farm management recommendations. For this year’s competition, students were given data and a series of […] Read more

University of Guelph grads have new route to agrologist designation

University of Guelph grads have new route to agrologist designation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ontario Institute of Agrologists recently launched a re-established partnership between the University of Guelph and the OIA.  The partnership created a new entrance stream for University of Guelph recent graduates in 23 programs to automatically enter the OIA professional designation as an Articling Agrologist (A.Ag.).  Students who are graduating in 2021 or have recently […] Read more