Hungry Mice Affect Rare Plant Restoration

If you plant it, they will eat it. That was one of the findings of a recent study by University of Guelph integrative biology researchers who wanted to find out why their efforts to restore rare species of native prairie tallgrass were failing. The culprits were primarily deer mice that were eating the prairie tallgrass …

Prof Interviewed by TVO about Future of Canadian Dairy Quota System

Prof. Alfons Weersink, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed on TVO April 28 about Canada’s dairy supply management system. The interview focused on potential impacts on farmers of abolishing Canada’s dairy quota system. The system imposes tariffs on dairy imports, permits Canadian farmers to produce a certain amount of milk each year and guarantees …

Greenhouse Gas Research Gets $2.2 Million in Federal Support

University of Guelph researchers developing creative ways to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions received more than $2.2 million from the federal government today. Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus on behalf of Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. In total, the government will invest more than $25 million from the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program …

Student Job Learning, Accessibility Part of Provincial Budget

Student learning, job opportunities and accessibility were highlights in the provincial budget released today. University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino says those priorities show the Ontario government understands the importance of investing in the country’s greatest resource – its students. “The future prosperity of this province and this country, everything from economic health to quality …

Food and Agricultural Economics Prof Discusses Donald Trump, Canadian Dairy Industry

The call by U.S. President Donald Trump to overturn Canada’s dairy supply quota system was the focus of a Globe and Mail interview April 22 and a Business News Network interview with Prof. Michael von Massow April 19. Von Massow was also interviewed by the Canadian Press the same day, generating news reports by CityNews.ca and the National Post, …

Provincial PC Party Leader Visits U of G

Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, visited the University of Guelph Wednesday along with three other MPPs. They met with U of G president Franco Vaccarino and other University administrators, as well as students and faculty from the School of Engineering and Department of Food Science. Brown requested the tour to …

Master’s Student Places in Top Five in Ontario Three-Minute Thesis Competition

A University of Guelph graduate student looking at ways to safely preserve fruit longer has placed fifth in the regional 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition. Shanthanu Krishnakumar, a plant agriculture master’s student, took fifth place at the Ontario competition, held at the University of Waterloo April 12. He will compete in the finals to be held …