Real farms. Real families. Real crops. Real challenges. A selection of videos highlight real Canadian farmers.
Plant science is the study of any plant system. Two ongoing areas of innovation are: creating tools that protect crops from insects, weeds and diseases; and developing stronger, healthier, more useful varieties of crops. Both help farmers sustainably grow healthy foods – for Canadians and for other countries around the world, driving economic growth in the process.
Learn about plant science innovations, modern agriculture and why they matter with these facts, figures and statistics.
Your easy-to-search plain language guide to food and farming. Terms, acronyms and jargon put into everyday words, all in one place. This isn't a search engine with millions of words, or a technical reference to write a best management practice. It's meant for real people and real conversations, from kitchens to boardrooms to fields.
Online Book by Dr. Katelyn Lutes and Dr. Benjamin Ellert, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada.
Gardening advice for local area.
In partnership with Communities in Bloom. Plant a Hope Garden in 2021.
This demonstration by Dr. Caley Gasch illustrates how organic residues are broken down in the soil by microbes. We'll see how the carbon and nitrogen content of plant residues influences cycling rates and nitrogen availability, and how the nutritional needs of microbes drives this process. You'll learn about decomposition at a molecular level and how it relates to residue management and carbon storage in your soils.
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