Science of Agricultural Innovation

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Sweet science: Precision apple harvesting
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers are creating protocols for using the DA Meter, a new tool that takes the guesswork out of apple harvesting.


Spilling the beans on gut health
Lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas, collectively known as pulses, may improve overall gut health and help safeguard against gut-associated diseases when consumed regularly.

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Ahead of the herd in cutting cattle carbon
A new study led by an AAFC researcher has revealed that Canada’s beef sector has reduced its environmental footprint over the past 30 years.


New Pest Management Practices for the Control of Wireworm (video)
AAFC scientists from across the country have been working hard to provide farmers with a natural method to control wireworm infestations and reduce crop losses.

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Agro-Ecosystem Productivity and Health
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