Author: Lilian Schaer

New website showcases Ontario’s agricultural innovation

For immediate release Guelph ON, 24 September 2014 – A new website launched by the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC) highlights innovation in Ontario’s agri-food sector. The initiative, AgInnovation Ontario, is designed to raise awareness of the wide range of innovative projects and opportunities in the province’s agriculture and agri-food industry. The site, available in English […]

Robotic prototype could automate mushroom sector

New lights help boost hen productivity

The light emitted by an innovative new LED bulb designed for poultry farmers can help chickens lay more eggs. AgriLux was developed through research led by Dr. Grégoy Bédécarrats from the University of Guelph’s Department of Animal and Poultry Science. A partnership with Thies Electrical Distributing in Cambridge, Ontario helped bring the product to market. […]

Ontario-grown quinoa close to commercialization

Happy cows don’t make headlines

Another undercover video of farm animal abuse – this time on a BC dairy farm – means another black eye for farmers in the media. Those of us in farming know these terrible incidents are by far the exception and not the norm – but the many millions who see or read the bad news […]

Social media changing Canadian beef promotions

Focus on reducing food waste, not just increasing production

Wanted: Farmers to grow hazelnuts

Fledgling industry ready to start planting trees For Immediate Release Simcoe, Ontario, May 20, 2013 — Erie Innovation and Commercialization is looking for farmers who are interested in being part of one of Ontario’s newest crops, hazelnuts. Varieties have been identified that will grow well in Ontario’s climate and the emerging sector is now seeking […]

Returning land to its original state improves water quality

Clean seed program for garlic reduces production costs