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AAFC searches for automated CEA solutions

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is launching a challenge to promote automation in the production and harvesting operations for controlled environment agriculture.

Nursery, community come together to help Mexican labourer

In the midst of a pandemic and various travel restrictions, Willowbrook Nurseries and the community went to great lengths to help this long-time worker.

Self-watering soil could reduce water use in agriculture

A new type of soil created can pull water from the air and distribute it to plants, potentially reducing water use in agriculture.
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Featured News 
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Taking chances: New opportunities ahead

From blooming demand and digital platforms, to labour and the rugose, how could challenges become opportunities for the Canadian greenhouse sector in 2021? Sector specialists weigh in from coast-to-coast. » Learn more
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Pests and diseases in cannabis: Propagation

Sanitation and prevention are at the heart of any IPM program, especially ones utilizing biological inputs. At its core, biocontrol is a preventative strategy and not a curative one. This is particularly important in cannabis as there are no (legal) rescue products that can save a crop if pests or diseases get the upper hand. » Learn more
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Agribusiness: Principles of Management, 1st Edition

Intended for all segments of agribusiness as well as non-agribusiness organizations, AGRIBUSINESS: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT presents the changing face of agribusiness in a format that is interesting, straightforward, and easy to understand. This comprehensive text approaches agribusiness as a technology-oriented industry composed of organizations ranging in size from small, family-owned farms or businesses to some of the largest corporations in the world. With multiple opportunities for self-review as well as vignettes, cases, and examples in each chapter, this text shows students the real-world application of what they are learning and provides them with a solid understanding of what management is all about. Coverage of both the principles of business as well as the nuances of agribusiness gives students the unique skills they need in order to apply their knowledge and harness valuable resources. >> Learn more