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Lesson 6 – Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century

Some farmers are using technology in a variety of ways to increase crop yields. The utilization of these new technologies is growing...


Murray Ballance (former University of Manitoba professor) introduces biotechnology and gene modification technology:

Introductory Videos

Don Petkau, P.Eng, PhD (Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba) introduces emerging trends in research and technology:

David Lobb (Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba) introduces the lesson:


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Video Playlist

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Related Links

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) conducts organic farming research and provides knowledge transfer and extension services for organic farmers.

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology

ISAAA is a not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications.

Precision Farming and Variable Rate Technology - A Resource Guide [PDF]

Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta 2010

Crop Explorer

Global resource from the US Department of Agriculture. View maps of weather, soil moisture, vegetation index, growing season and more.