Securing Smart Farms Against Cyber Threats

At first glance, a dairy or poultry barn might not seem like an obvious choice for a cyberattack. But as farms increasingly rely on new technology, including internet-connected smart systems that control everything from barn temperature to feeding infrastructure and milking robots, malicious actors see them as easy prey. “Hackers do not care whether you […]

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GIS Technology Refines Management of Agricultural Impact in Lake Erie Basin

Along the sandy, windswept shores of Lake Erie, the impact of farming on Southern Ontario’s agricultural watersheds is a pressing concern and a major focus of conservation efforts and water quality strategies. Blue-green algae chokes up huge portions of Lake Erie every year, contaminating the water that hundreds of thousands of people rely on for […]

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AI Transforms Bug Monitoring – A Case Study

Bugs have shorter lifespans than most creatures on our planet. As a result, changes in the number, distribution and species of bugs can provide early warning signals of changing health and biodiversity in our ecosystems. Until now, gathering this critical information on bug diversity and abundance has been a daunting task that involved setting traps, […]

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U of G Researchers Publish New Study on Precision Conservation Practices

A University of Guelph research team is shedding light on the importance of geospatial systems, which refers to the technology used to acquire, manipulate, and store geographic information, in supporting precision agricultural conservation practices. Led by Dr. Wanhong Yang, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, the project represents the first comprehensive […]

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University of Guelph One Health Institute Hosts Successful AMR Symposium

The University of Guelph’s One Health Institute, the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, and the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, in collaboration with the Quadram Institute, were pleased to host a two-day antimicrobial resistance (AMR) symposium on October 2-3, 2023, at the OAC Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph. The invitation-only event brought together […]

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Advancing Canadian Beef Production: Omics Research Aims to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

Innovative omics research at the University of Guelph (U of G) is being used to tackle economic and environmental challenges in Canadian beef production to transform the industry. The agriculture sector in Canada has long grappled with its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, with beef production standing out as a significant contributor. Now, cutting-edge omics […]

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U of G Research Reveals Key to Successful Egg Production in Chickens

A University of Guelph study led by Dr. Grégoy Bédécarrats, a professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences, has shed light on the factors influencing sexual maturation in chickens. The study reveals that manipulating the growth trajectory of young female chickens impacts their body composition and affects sexual development and egg production. The findings from […]

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U of G Carbon Sequestration Approach Gains Commercial and Global Success

Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) is quickly gaining traction as a promising carbon sequestration solution in the battle against climate change and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This innovative method involves spreading silicate minerals on croplands to gradually sequester CO2 in the form of carbonates. With the involvement of various monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) companies […]

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U of G’s Animal Health Laboratory Launches Interactive Animal Pathogen Dashboards for Livestock Health Monitoring

In a giant leap forward for the livestock industry, the Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) at the University of Guelph introduces the Ontario Interactive Animal Pathogen Dashboards (IAPD), providing real-time analysis and reporting on livestock pathogens. Dr. Zvonimir Poljak, associate professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, is the driving force […]

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Conference Bursary Recipient Presents Research at International Symposium in Ireland

Guilherme Madureira, an Arrell scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, showcased his research at the 11th International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium from May 28 to June 1, 2023, in Galway, Ireland. This globally acclaimed conference, held every four years, brought together leading experts in the field to […]

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