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Science and Apples

Did you know that it takes four apples to make a glass of pure apple juice?  Lucky for us, modern apple farms are using the dwarfing rootstock system - creating more efficient and productive orchards to provide this crowd pleasing beverage! This week, Plant Ag. Prof, John Cline was...02 Oct 2013
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Sweet Success: Breeding Yellow Plums

This Friday August 16th, Professor Jay Subramanian was featured in the Toronto Star's Food and Wine section for his research and development 7 new varieties of Yellow European Plums (YEPs). Jay has had great success in developing numerous other stone-fruit varieties like peaches, nectarines and...16 Aug 2013
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Dr. Raizada: New Tools for Old Crops

Dr. Manish Raizada was featured in the latest edition of Guelph's Research Magazine, for his research with improving millet and introducing "agricultural tool kits" to marginalized farmers in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. For the article published in the University of Guelph'...13 Aug 2013
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Globe & Mail: Dr. Saxena & Cryopreservation

Dr. Praveen Saxena’s recent work in conjunction with the new Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation (GRIPP) was featured front-page of the Globe and Mail today, along with a video-news clip (see below). It highlights the work that Saxena and Plant Agriculture professor Al Sullivan...02 Aug 2013
Adam Dale and chestnut tree

Crossbreeding Aims to Save Chestnut Trees

Castanea dentata once accounted for about one in four of the trees in this part of the world, providing timber and nuts for food. “The American chestnut was probably one of the dominant tree species in the Carolinian forest all the way from southern Ontario to Georgia,” says Dale...13 Jun 2012
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Keeping Up with Organic Agriculture

In order to cope with the world wide expansion of organic agriculture (10-20% per year), the instructor for OAGR*2050, Roger Nkoa has introduced a student-greenhouse-research project in which canola crops in organic settings are studied and then compared with those grown in conventional settings...03 Nov 2011
Amar Mohanty

U of G to Help Create 'Green' Cars

Automobiles with bumpers and running boards made from composites of agricultural crops such as corn and wheat are closer to hitting the open road. A team of researchers - including two from the University of Guelph - has received $620,000 to create "green" car parts from biofibres and...21 May 2009
Dr. Jay Subramanian

The Fruits of His Labour

BY ANDREW VOWLES Prof. Jay Subramanian, Plant Agriculture Those plum trees putting out their delicate pink and white blossoms on an early May afternoon in Vineland aren’t the only crop being coaxed along by Prof. Jay Subramanian, Plant Agriculture. Back in his office in the Vineland...20 May 2009