Sustainability
A new soil health test is available to Island farmers to measure soil quality and provide additional tools to assist them in understanding soil health.
Published in Provinces
Reducing our environmental footprint is on every farmer’s agenda. We’re always looking for ways to improve water quality and preserve natural wildlife habitats as we continually adjust our farming practices to leave our soil and water in better shape for the next generation.
Published in Research
Thanks to a seed grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has discovered a new approach to control and eradicate invasive plants and weeds. Vineland’s innovative solution utilizes the unique natural chemistry of invasive plants as a source of new sustainable control tool.
Published in Research
Canadian families waste hundreds of kilos of food a year, but now researchers from the Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) have created a cookbook that promises to help.
Published in News
Technology will play a key role in conquering global food insecurity, and Canadian agri-tech developer JRS VirtualStudio Inc. has teamed up with researchers at McGill University to develop a new mobile app that will help answer important questions about the diets of people living in marginalized communities worldwide.
Published in Research
Less than two per cent of Canada's population lives on a farm, and this lack of connection to farming has led to confusion about safe farm practices and food choices. Real Farm Lives, a documentary web series about the realities of modern farming in Canada, returns for another season to help bridge the gap.
Published in Profiles
In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at least one species is being exposed to lethal levels of the chemicals in the soil.
Published in Research
The University of Guelph is planning a new, $12-million facility aimed at helping understand the stressors affecting honey bees and other pollinators and finding solutions.
Published in Research
During vineyard development, Central Coast grape growers often feel compelled to leave an old iconic oak standing, even if it ends up right in the middle of their vineyard. While driving through the Central Coast, it’s not unusual to see the pattern of vineyard rows broken by a majestic oak tree. Aside from their beauty, what are some of the ecosystem services that these majestic trees provide?
Published in Fruit
A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture's increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic stability.
Published in Research
New research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows how the world’s most widely used insecticides could be partly responsible for a dramatic decline in songbird populations.
Published in Research
Steps that commercial and home garden potato and tomato growers can follow to prevent the disease from carrying over into future years.
Published in Vegetables
Consumer opinion can make or break a brand. The recent surge in awareness around food waste, the climate crisis, and ocean pollution has increased anti-plastic sentiments and triggered campaigns to remove single-use plastic from our communities. Naturally this has extended to food packaging where the impact of consumer perspective is starting to be seen at the checkout.
Published in Organic production
UC Cooperative Extension, Beckstoffer Vineyards and Duarte Nursery are launching the wine industry’s most ambitious cabernet sauvignon rootstock and clone trial in the Red Hills of Lake County to give the varietal greater resilience to climate change.
Published in Research
Some food for thought for budding entrepreneurs - from retailers to restaurateurs - when starting a local food selling business.
Published in Marketing
Last May, a Turlock almond grower noticed nearly all the nuts on a row of trees in his orchard had fallen to the ground.
Published in Insects
Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Clonostachys rosea CR-7 (CR-7) for use as a fungicide on commercial crops.
Published in Companies
The Government of Canada encourages the fruit and vegetable industry to develop alternative approaches to pesticide use with a $1.4 million investment. 
Published in News
Canada must embrace a skills agenda and boost innovation to capitalize on the rising demand for agricultural products around the world according to a new report from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
Published in Companies
The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) has announced it will be undertaking a three-year project to support and grow ecological farming in Northern Ontario.
Published in News
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