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- Green solutions send orchard pests packing
AAFC research scientist focuses work on managing pests through an environmentally-friendly approach.
- DNA Barcoding - Science Helping Farmers Identify Friend from Foe
DNA barcoding uses a very short section of DNA – a genetic sequence – taken from a standardized region of tissue to identify organisms at the genetic level.
- Canadian Scientists Contribute to International Effort to Sequence the Canola Genome
Two Canadian researchers are part of an international team that has deciphered the complex genome of Brassica napus, extensively cultivated as 'canola' in Canada
- AAFC Team Awarded for Significant Research
A team of researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) received a Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Exemplary Biosolids Management Award for 2014 in the category of Significant Research.
- Soil Moisture Maps at Your Fingertips: Government and Industry Collaborate on New Satellite-Based Application
A new user-friendly application called the Soil Moisture Toolkit offers researchers, policymakers and laypeople alike near real-time information about soil moisture for Canadian agriculture.
- Researcher uses composting to mine waste for buried treasure
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Roger Henry has built a career drawing out what’s good for the environment from what would otherwise be environmental waste problems.
- Natural Resistance to Spots and Rots
Managing diseases is a challenge for producers. There is a lot to think about, ranging from weather conditions to crop type and susceptibility.
- Bringing Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Research Results to the Farm
Farmers will soon have some new ‘tools’ in their toolbox to help them increase yields and reduce costs thanks to research from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
- Wheat Breeding and Molecular Genetics: A Needle in a Haystack
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists are working to produce new lines of wheat by using genetic markers to improve efficiency of the breeding program at the Semiarid Prairie Research Centre (SPARC) in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
- Camelina: Potential on the Shelf
Many people in the agriculture industry have heard of Camelina sativa or camelina, an ancient European oilseed crop that holds big potential for Canadian agriculture.
- Prions: A Problematic Protein
A collaborative approach to tackling a problematic protein has helped Canada stand out as a world leader in prion science.
- International Back-Up Plan Held in Norwegian Vault
Deep in the mountains of the northern Norwegian islands, there lies a vault that holds thousands of seeds from all over the world.
- Land of the Living Soil
Soil microbiologists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are trying to understand complex interactions between plant roots and soil microorganisms.
- Flax, the Cholesterol Fighter
Don't let the tiny size of flaxseed fool you, big things truly do come in small packages!
- Carinata: An Oilseed Ready for Lift-off
When most people in the Prairies look at fields of yellow, they immediately think of canola. But there are other yellow-flowered plants vying for attention.
- Poultry Vitrification: Keeping the Flock Diverse
To safeguard genetic diversity in agriculture, scientists, farmers and livestock keepers preserve genetic material in the form of seeds, sperm and other reproductive materials.
- Brave the Cold Weather with Oats
Oats are a cold-weather comfort food; a steaming bowl of oatmeal or homemade oatmeal cookies is just the thing to provide fuel for braving the wintery elements.
- Foraging into the Future
What are the best combinations of native and introduced forage species for enhancing forage production on the Canadian Prairies?
- New Hope in the Fight to Protect Global Wheat Supply from Ug99 Stem Rust
Our Scientists Discover Trio of Genes that Resist Devastating Disease.
- Comprehensive Study Uses Wind Tunnels to Provide Farmers with Innovative Nitrogen Management Options
Our scientists are exploring innovative ways to make sure crops can access more applied nitrogen to help them grow and thrive.
- The Push Is On for Biopesticides
Nasturtium, spider flowers, bigleaf lupins, and sorghum-sudangrass are under the microscope in a new biopesticide project.
- Plants and Bacteria Working Together
Imagine if crops could thrive without nitrogen-rich industrial fertilizer.
- AC-Autumn Glow: Hardy and Healthy
The sea-buckthorn berry is a little-known super fruit.
- AC-Sundancer - A real gem among poplar trees
A new variety of poplar tree has potential for the ornamental and nursery trade in Canada.
- Microorganisms: An Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Way to Help Crops Grow
Research continues into the diverse bacteria and fungi that can potentially stimulate crop growth while reducing the use of fertilizers.
- Barley is 'in' when it comes to heart health
It’s official – eating barley helps to lower blood cholesterol.
- Flax: Not just for breakfast anymore
Flax fibre is now being used to make environmentally friendly products.
- The Biomass Furnace: A landmark innovation in alternative energy
This new technology uses trees and shrubs grown in agroforestry systems as fuel for heat.
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