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A red clover cover crop is growing in the field following winter wheat harvest

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.

Man standing in corn field with taller corn on the right

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.

Agrometeorologist René Audet

AgWeather Quebec: For better agricultural decision making
The AgWeather Quebec website provides weather information and management tools that are tailored to the agricultural sector.

A jar of carrots

Lactofermentation for Vegetables (video)
Dr. Tony Savard and his team at the St-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre have worked with the food processing partners to develop a unique process for an entirely vegetable-based fermentation for vegetables. It’s great news for the food processing industry and consumers. View the video to learn more.

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Agri-Food
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Horticulture
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