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Canada 150 at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Heather McNairn stands in a green field holding a red soil testing tube.

Collaborative satellite mapping: Creating a clear picture of soil moisture
Canada and the United States have launched the next phase of developing a world-class soil moisture monitoring system to spur on a new generation of global innovation – the Soil Moisture Active Passive Validation Experiment 2016 (SMAPVEX16).

Two containers of pulses on a white background. The left container holds split red and green lentils, and the right contains yellow and green varieties of dried peas.

Pulses can help stabilize blood sugar
Pulses, a category of crops that include dry beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas, can help reduce blood glucose levels when included in a balanced diet, according to an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada study examining their effects on blood glucose response.

The Canada 150 logo cut into a field of golden durum wheat is shown from high above.

Canada 150 Crop Art Explained: Precision agriculture and Agri-Geomatics
Crop art mystery solved! Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada employees carve Canada 150 logo in wheat field using precision agriculture technologies.

Wheat Research Benefits Farmers

Wheat Research Benefits Farmers (video)
For every dollar invested in wheat research there's a net return of twenty dollars to farmers. View this video to learn exactly how those research dollars are invested.

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