Science of Agricultural Innovation

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Pigs eating at feeders.

Optimizing pig feeding: Win-win for both producers and the environment
A technological innovation for swine farms will soon help producers reduce pollutant emissions to the environment and lower their feed costs at the same time.

Joyce Boye

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist named Special Ambassador by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
AAFC’s Dr. Joyce Boye has been named UN FAO Special Ambassador for North America for the International Year of Pulses 2016.

AAFC technician Roger Henry displays the new organic certificate

Harrington Research Farm gets certified organic for organic research plots
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has its first certified organic research plots.

Growing corn in the cold with biodegradable plastic mulch

Growing Corn in the Cold (video)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's research team based in St. John's, Newfoundland, has developed a method using biodegradable mulch to grow corn in colder climates. It is helping to feed dairy cattle on the island and putting fresh cobs of corn into farmers’ markets. View this video to learn more.

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Agro-Ecosystem Productivity and Health
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