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Left to right: Dr. Ayesha Ali, Amanjot Bhullar and Dr. Khurram Nadeem
14 June 2023

Data-Driven Multi-Crop Model Improves Land Suitability Prediction for Canadian Agriculture

A University of Guelph research project has introduced a data-driven multi-layer perceptron model that significantly enhances the accuracy of land
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Dr. Asim Biswas (left) and Tegbaru Gobezie
8 June 2023

U of G Study Introduces Innovative Model for Incentivized Soil Data Sharing

The field of soil science is undergoing a transformation that could revolutionize data-driven sustainable soil management. A recent Food from
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Scenic view of a stream in Milton, Ontario
17 May 2023

DNA Metabarcoding Uncovers Hidden Diversity in Stream Invertebrate Communities

Researchers from the University of Guelph have discovered high levels of hidden diversity in benthic invertebrate communities (invertebrates that live
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Kathleen Nolan presenting her research at the Society for Canadian Aquatic Sciences (SCAS) conference in Montreal, Québec
10 May 2023

Unravelling the Secrets of Harmful Algal Blooms: DNA Barcoding Sheds Light on Microbiome Dynamics

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) threaten the health and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems worldwide. HABs occur when algae — simple photosynthetic
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Marjan Asgari, PhD Candidate at Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph, Researcher in Parallel Computing and Hydrological Modeling
4 May 2023

U of G Research Introduces Knowledge-Sharing Parallel Calibration Approach for Hydrologic Models

A ground-breaking University of Guelph research study funded by Food from Thought has successfully tackled a significant research gap in
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AFI scholar presenting his agri-food related project
20 April 2023

HQP and AFI Scholars Collaborate with Community Partners for Agri-Food Projects

On April 3, scholars from the Arrell Food Institute and Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) program who participated in the UNIV
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Dr. Andrew MacDougall on the podcast cover
17 April 2023

U of G Prof Discusses the Importance of Biodiversity in Podcast Interview

In a recent episode of The Homeless Romantic podcast, Dr. Andrew MacDougall, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology
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Holstein Cow Udder
12 April 2023

U of G Prof to Present Promising Findings on Mastitis in Holstein Dairy Cows at ADSA Conference

The Cánovas lab at the University of Guelph is making significant strides in improving the health of Holstein dairy cows
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10 April 2023

Research Aims to Solve Postpartum Health Problems in Dairy Cows

The mysteries of debilitating and costly postpartum diseases in dairy cattle are being unlocked by Food from Thought research. “During
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5 April 2023

Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship on Dairy Farms

University of Guelph research aims to help farmers reduce antimicrobial use in dairy herds. The researchers hope their studies over
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Photo of an ALUS farm where the MacDougall lab surveys insect communities and measures ecosystem services
22 March 2023

U of G Prof and ALUS Farmers Meet with Government to Discuss Farm Sustainability and Biodiversity

A University of Guelph researcher joined by farmers from the Alternative Land Use Services program (ALUS) met with Environment and
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HQP and AFI scholars tour The SEED warehouse, a non-governmental organization in Guelph dedicated to addressing food insecurity in the region.
20 March 2023

HQP and AFI Scholars Explore Food Security and Circular Economy in Guelph

A group of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) and Arrell Food Institute scholars from various academic disciplines recently participated in a
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A liquid handler automates DNA extraction in the lab at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.
17 March 2023

Discovery May Yield a Natural Way to Control Toxic Algae

A tiny crustacean may hold the key to preventing toxic effects from outbreaks of algae in the Great Lakes and
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From left to right: Sheep farmer Liz Smith, OMAFRA sheep specialist Delma Kennedy, and Cánovas lab members Dr. Angela Cánovas, Kristin Lee, Samla Cunha, and Olivia Willoughby in the lamb pen at Breezy Ridge Farm in Georgina, Ontario.
15 March 2023

HQP Scholars Using OMICs Technologies to Study the Immune Response of Parasite-Infected Sheep

Infection with gastrointestinal nematodes (a type of infectious parasite) is a significant problem affecting sheep livestock, and it’s expected to
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Canadian Bee Gut Team members sampling hives during Fall/2022. Left to right: Elizabeth Mallory, Andrew Pitek
13 March 2023

Canadian Bee Gut Project Set to Expand Sampling Range in 2023

In exciting news for Canadian honeybee enthusiasts, the Food from Thought-funded Canadian Bee Gut Project is expanding its sampling range
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9 March 2023

Learning the Language of Plants Could Improve Crop Yields

Learning more about how crop plants communicate – especially under competition from weeds – is the goal of University of
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Deus Mugabe with Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau
6 March 2023

HQP Scholar Joins Roundtable on Canada’s Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

On March 3, a roundtable was held at the University of Guelph to discuss Canada’s Sustainable Agriculture Strategy with the
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1 March 2023

Mixing Beans Helps Growers and the Environment

Mixed beans can mean higher yields and reduced risk for farmers and also help the environment, say University of Guelph
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