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Posts tagged with ‘agriculture’ (28)


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 06, 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 09, 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 06, 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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Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Where we’re at in Canada


Posted by Ainslie Cruickshank on Saturday, January 28, 2012



Source: CleanFARMS

It may be illegal but burning agricultural waste plastics, like grain storage bags and twine, is still a common occurrence in Canada. In a lot of cases farmers just don’t have a lot of other options. 
Earlier this month an article published in the journal Science listed banning the burning of agricultural waste as one of 14 methods that could significantly reduce global warming by 2050.

The article suggests that by targeting greenhouse gases methane and black carbon, more commonly known as ...

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