In a time when the Premier of Ontario is also the Agricultural Minister, it appears that the University of Guelph is rumored to be closing the Kemptville and Alfred campuses for budgetary reasons. The Kemptville campus has been in operation for 97 years making it a cornerstone of the agriculture community in the area. According… Read More

Public breeding (for plants, that is) is not something you’d imagine the public yelling into a telephone about, telling their elected officials support for public plant breeding must absolutely be part of the next federal or provincial budget, or else. But stranger things have happened. For example, who would have thought people would get so… Read More

It’s that time of year again, when a student’s thoughts turn to looking fashionable while still staying warm (hahahahaha, as if) and, more importantly, the students from the University of Guelph’s Crop 4240 class launch their weed identification and control videos. This is the second year that instructor Francois Tardif and lab lead Mike Cowbrough… Read More

Research is often seen as an investment in new technology development, in whirring instruments or the roar of equipment. That might make it easy to forget that new technology results from new knowledge. And knowledge is key to preserving and advancing modern family farms. That reminder comes courtesy of Mildmay, ON dairy farmer Ralph Dietrich. He’s the… Read More

Tonight I witnessed something very fun. I was sitting behind the University of Guelph student team that placed second at the NAMA 2013 business competition. To place second out of 29 college and university teams from across North America is a very proud moment for the University of Guelph and all the Canadians in attendance. I talked… Read More

Two weeks ago we posted a series of videos from six groups of University of Guelph students.  The project was for the UofG Crops 4240 undergraduate class. We asked the RealAgriculture.com community to vote on the best weed ID videos from the students. As you see below when you click on show results, Group 6 –… Read More

This semester at the University of Guelph, Ontario Agriculture College, Francois Tardif and Mike Cowbrough‘s Crops 4240 – Undergraduate Weed Science students were given the assignment of making a weed identification  video for a weed commonly found in Ontario. The objective is for the students to discuss identification at different growth stages and  methods of control of… Read More

 

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