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April 2, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) will access up to $2.3 million, through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)'s AgriInnovation Program, to lead a national research cluster; addressing top industry priorities, increasing competitiveness and sustainability, and creating economic growth and market expansion.
March/April 2015 – While green roofs have become an increasingly popular approach to replacing the vegetation taken away by urban construction in southern Ontario, there remain challenges to making them sustainable.
Feb. 20, 2105, Guelph — PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is working to secure funding for more trials of its innovative treatments to combat critical illnesses like cancer.
February 2015 – “Les Shipp’s research has led to many really important advances in the IPM of pest insects. These include decision support and IPM tools used in industry today, including monitoring and sampling protocols and injury and action thresholds.”
Nov. 14, 2014, Edmonton — Ottawa is providing $2.3 million to the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance for a national research cluster to help address the industry’s top priorities.
Nov. 5, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – The University of Guelph is among the best universities in the world for agricultural sciences, according to a new international survey.
July 10, 2014, Tempe, AZ — An international team, led by Arizona State University scientists, has published today in Nature a groundbreaking study that shows the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen, the process that maintains Earth’s oxygen atmosphere.
July 2, 2014, Columbia, MO — Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch.
May 9, 2014 — A plant hormone once believed to promote flower formation in annual plants also plays a role in inhibiting flowers from forming. The dual role of this hormone, gibberellin, could be exploited to produce higher-yielding crop plants.
April 22, 2014 — Agricultural and fruit producers could acquire high-tech greenhouses at a considerably less cost, thanks to experts from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ) who are developing computer systems to control climatic variables within such infrastructures.
April 1, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland — Flowering plants attract pollinating insects with scent from their flowers and bright colours.
This is the 11th edition of final abstracts prepared by the 2013 class taking the course “Greenhouse Crop Production” at the University of Guelph.
A profitable greenhouse demands innovation, which can be expensive and risky, but substantial tax incentives can help.
Sept. 25, 2013, Amarillo, Texas — The naked eye might not be able to discern the difference between red and far-red wavelengths of sunlight, but plants can, and they use the light to alter their overall architecture, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists.
Sept. 4, 2013, Magdeburg, Germany – Not only would psychologists be happy to be able to look inside their patients’ heads – a plant’s “inner qualities” also supply plant researchers with valuable information.

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