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Posts tagged with ‘agriculture’ (29)


Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture


Posted by Keegan Smith in Mapping on Monday, February 23, 2015



Seedmap.org displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world.

The face of farming is changing. Decades ago, industrial economies promised to feed the world with new mechanized and chemical farming methods. In the years since, however, many farmers have come to realize that increased yields come with hidden social, economic, and ecological price tags. In response, a counterculture of sustainable farming, focused on preserving biodiversity, has been growing. As “agroecology” gains popularity with both growers and consumers, the challenge has become the large-scale ...

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10 popular blogs of 2013: Researcher revolutionizing apple agriculture


Posted by Siobhan McClelland on Tuesday, December 31, 2013



They come in different varieties, from Golden Delicious to Macintosh. And they keep the doctor away! Find out more about apples in Canada and how a Nova Scotia researcher is revolutionizing traditional apple breeding.

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Nova Scotia genetics researcher revolutionizing apple agriculture


Posted by Marika McKenzie in Science & Technology on Wednesday, November 6, 2013



Sean Myles, an apple DNA researcher, is surprisingly in a bit of a pickle.

His research team, based out of an orchard in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley with one of the largest apple collections in the world, has the know-how and the tools to revolutionize the way apple agriculture — maybe even all agriculture — works.

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Video of the Week: The life of a wheat field


Posted by Heather Yundt in Nature on Friday, August 9, 2013



The Life of a Wheat Field from Two Brothers Films on Vimeo.

In this Video of the Week, watch as wheat seedlings emerge from the ground, turning from grass green to golden brown as they grow.

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Canada's latest UNESCO World Heritage Site


Posted by Kenza Moller in Community on Friday, July 6, 2012



A slice of Novia Scotia that has meadows stretching into the distance protected by miles of dykes, a stone-and-stained-glass memorial church, a famous winery and the best viewpoints to watch a billion tonnes of saltwater flood the Bay of Fundy twice a day, is among the latest additions to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
The Landscape of Grand Pré was one of 26 new sites announced at the 36th World Heritage Committee in Russia on June 30, just in time for Canada Day. Others added to the list ...

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