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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Supports Innovation by Joining Global Open Data Initiative
AAFC is pleased to join the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, which supports global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data publically available for use worldwide.

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Cover Crops a Good Tool for Soil Health
A five year AAFC study shows cover crops to be a great tool for farmers to improve soil quality, retain nutrients and even increase yields.

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Managing Soils to Benefit Crops
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada studies show that good soil management practices like rotating crops, adding amendments and planting cover crops can improve the quality and resilience of soil.

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Strawberries with a Neat Hook (video)
Dr. Andrew Jamieson from the Kentville Research and Development Centre has developed a new variety of strawberry, called the AAC Lila. It is a juicy, sweet, mid-season variety with one very special attribute that is pleasing to growers. View the video to learn more.

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