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Biodiversity helps protect nature against human impacts: Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s collapsed.” That’s how University of Guelph integrative biologists might recast a line from an iconic folk tune for their new research paper warning about the perils of ecosystem breakdown. Their research, published Feb. 5 as the cover story in Nature, suggests farmers and resource managers should not […] Read more

Potato famine (variety) reaches Ontario

The infamous spud that sparked the mid-1800s Irish potato famine is growing this summer in a potato patch run by the University of Guelph. The variety, called “Lumper,” was  among about 120 trial potato varieties shown Aug. 12 at U of G’s Elora Research Station as part of this year’s potato research field day. Called […] Read more

Good Gainer, Easy Calver, Low Eye White…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cows are known for their big, beautiful dark eyes. But University of Guelph researchers have discovered it’s actually the whites of their eyes that are important when it comes to determining their temperament. Their study, published in the recent issue of the Journal of Animal Science, found that the higher the proportion of visible white […] Read more