Ontario invests in research to review drainage infrastructure
October 28, 2020 By Drainage Contractor
The Ontario government set aside $6.52 million to invest in more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices.
One of the projects receiving funding will examine the current state of drainage infrastructure in Ontario. More information will be posted once it becomes available.
The funding is delivered through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Ontario government and the University of Guelph.
Other funded research project include:
- Digital mapping of soil carbon and nutrients in the Great Clay Belt to better understand effects of land conversion on agricultural practices
- Establishing a baseline for provincial soil properties that will support better soil health assessments
- Assessing herbicidal tolerance of cover crops during years with adverse weather
- Using breeding and genomic approaches to develop disease-resistant soybeans for Ontario’s changing environment
- Identifying market conditions for small scale on-farm anaerobic digestion to produce biogas or nutrient-rich fertilizer
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