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CASI to help farmers show sustainability

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will invest $560,000 for the development of an online platform for farmers and producers to use to demonstrate the safety, quality and sustainability of their food products.

Winter canola survival in 2018-2019 in southwestern Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has released data regarding winter canola survival for the 2018-2019 season in southwestern Ontario.

Sustainable agriculture projects supported by AAFC and Atlantic provinces

Two sustainable agriculture projects in Nova Scotia and one in Prince Edward Island received investments from their respective provincial governments and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada last week.
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How does technological change impact crop yields?

Technology has changed many aspects of agriculture in recent years, and the uncertainty facing farmers at the outset of each year might be the latest to be tackled. Alan Ker, a University of Guelph professor and the Ontario Agricultural College Research Chair in Agricultural Risk and Policy, has worked to develop statistical modelling data for Canada in order to assess yield distribution and risk relative to climate and technological change. » Learn more

Mix and match

Increased genetic diversity in agricultural systems can be linked to improved soil and plant health. University of Guelph professor and bean breeder Peter Pauls is conducting a four-year study, set to wrap up this year, examining the impacts and benefits of mixing dry bean varieties in the field. The study has shown that mixing dry bean varieties builds in some insurance against unpredictable environmental conditions. » Learn more