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Lab News

August 2021 – I was very happy to present “What’s new in oat agronomy” at the Ontario Oat Industry Day, hosted by GFO and OMAFRA. M.Sc Marion Studhalter’s research figured heavily in my presentation, which was well received.

May 2021 – Congrats to Allison Bailey for defending her M.Sc thesis entitled “Impact of Long-Term Nitrogen Fertilization for Corn on Soil Properties and Soil Productivity”. Allison’s research was severely impacted by COVID-19 shutdown, but she did an amazing job bouncing back! Allison is now a senior agronomist at Bayer.

April 2021 – Congrats to Kurtis for winning the prestigious Ontario HQP scholarship. An excellent achievement!

January 2021 – Congrats to undergrad student Daniel Colcuc for presenting his research at the annual Ontario Cereal Crops Committee (OCCC) meeting. Daniel estimated yield potential of winter wheat by combining weather and OCCC yield data. It was very well-received.

January 2021 – Welcome to Kurtis, an M.Sc student who is studying management practices that can reduce lodging in wheat.

June 2020 – Happy to have participated in a Grain Farmers of Ontario GRAINtalk webinar on considerations when side-dressing N fertilizer. Moderated by GFO agronomist Marty alongside OMAFRA corn specialist Ben.

May 2020 – Welcome to Marion, an M.Sc student focusing on oat agronomy in eastern Ontario.

May 2020 – Congrats to M.Sc student Allison for winning an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Very well deserved.

Nov 2019 – Congrats to M.Sc student Caleb Niemeyer on winning 2nd place in the graduate student competition (Nutrient Management Section) at the ASA/CSSSA/SSSA conference in San Antonia, TX. This is the second year in a row Caleb has placed in the competition.