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Thinking GMO

As great as the benefits are for Golden Rice, with the potential to save 2 million children from dying of malnutrition, the reality is most GMO products are not focused on food nutrition but rather pesticide use.  A Pesticides is a general term for a substance used to control or prevent unwanted pests, such as insects, weeds and diseases.  There are numerous types of pesticides, a few common types include herbicides (controlling…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm

Thinking GMO part 1

Agriculture has advanced continuously throughout the ages to ensure that people have enough to eat.  In years past the majority of the worlds population were directly involved in agriculture and so they didn't fear these advancements.  That is no longer the case, at least not in the privileged countries of the world.  Here in Canada roughly 98% of the population has nothing to do with the growing of there food, excluding any small garden they may maintain.  So it should not come to any…

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Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

And a New Season Begins

The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season.  The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered.  That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.

These poor ducks couldn't get there feet wet…

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am

Trees, Farms, and Government

When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils.  The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops.  The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture.  But it wasn't always this way. 

Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm

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At 9:14am on May 25, 2012, Mitch Lang said…

Gus - Great blog posts.  Very entertaining. lol

 
 
 

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CANADA AND MANITOBA ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE GROWTH OF AGRICULTURE SECTOR

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing up to $65 million in grant funding under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to support the development of agricultural knowledge and skills and improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food sectors, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today. Manitoba Agriculture’s Research and Innovation program provides project funding opportunities for basic and applied research and/or capacity building that accelerate sustainable growth in the agriculture and agri-food sectors. Funding will be cost-shared between the applicant and government depending on the funding stream and project cost.

Make automation technology relevant to growers, says report

Five years ago, advancements in automation in horticulture were mostly a dream.

Results from the National Pest Management Priority Setting Exercise

Following a three-year virtual hiatus due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) held its 21st annual national pest management priority setting workshop in a much-anticipated return to an in-person format in Gatineau, Quebec from March 21 – 23

Essex County, Ont., farmers hope for 'million-dollar rain' as region sees driest May since 1870

Farmers in Essex County, Ont. are hoping for a "million-dollar rain" as the region faces its driest month of May on record in more than 150 years. 

Ontario abandons proposal to sever farmland lots in response to farmer opposition

Ontario has backed off a housing proposal that farmers say would have had a “catastrophic” impact on farmland and livestock operations.

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