Soybean crop

Soybean research targets auto industry

With their $2-million in funding from government and industry, Prof. Istvan Rajcan and his soybean team are taking on a new frontier with their research: the automotive industry. This will be one of...13 May 2014
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Weeds Competition @ UG Science Olympics

  Yesterday, the University of Guelph hosted the Science Olympics, an interactive competition between highschool teams across the city. Dr. Francois Tardif of Plant Ag hosted a weed...09 May 2014
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The Grower features Plant Ag staff

This month, The Grower featured articles on prof. Mary Ruth McDonald, and also Shawn Janse, manager of the Muck Crops Research Station (MCRS). Mary Ruth McDonald penned an article on "New...09 May 2014
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Weed Cookbook

The Good Season, a cookbook featuring recipes with edible weeds, was released this spring by Michelle Arseneault and Michelle Carkner. Michelle Arseneault is now a grad student in Plant Ag working...08 May 2014
Fawn Turner, Grad Student and Woman of Distinction

Women of Distinction

Plant Ag's own Fawn Turner was nominated for this years annual Women of Distinction fundraising gala. The event is put on by the YMCA-YWCA, and is in its 19th year celebrating women who have made...08 May 2014
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Ontario Graduate Scholarship winners

Robert Bruce and Cora Loucks were awards Ontario Graduate Scholarships for 2014-15.  OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of academic study. The...07 May 2014
Prof. Lewis Lukens

Crop Domestication

Prof. Lewis Lukens and PhD student Ann Meyer of the Department of Plant Agriculture examined why domestic crops have been so slow to take root. Their research, now published in the current issue of...06 May 2014
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Prof. Rajcan receives $2M for soybean research

Prof. Istvan Rajcan of the Department of Plant Agriculture was awarded a Collaborative Research and Development Grant worth a total of $500,000. Rajcan will use this funding, along with previous...06 May 2014
Varsha Jayasankar awarded first place

Sanofi BioGENEius Competition

Twenty youth from across southwestern Ontario competed in Sanofi's BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) at the University of Guelph on Thursday. The event was hosted by the...05 May 2014
Award winners

Graduate Prize for Publishing Awards

The Graduate Prize for publishing awards were presented at a reception held May 1st at the Greenhouse cafe in the Bovey building. The spring 2014 recipients are Gregory Downs Downs, G S, C...02 May 2014


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