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Breaking new ground in Alaska

OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE FAMILY'S NEXT GENERATION

GROWING UP IN southern Idaho, Bryce Wrigley always knew he wanted to continue the family farm tradition. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t anywhere for him to go, so he took a leap of faith and headed to [Read more]

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Crown rust in oats

MITIGATING CROP LOSS

UNDER THE RIGHT (or wrong) conditions, crown rust can be a real problem for oat growers. While most varieties carry some resistance, Albert Tenuta, plant pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) warns that races do change over time, affecting variety performance. The disease can cause substantial loss with 50 per cent or more of the crop being affected. Good management, though, can help growers avoid losses entirely. [Read more]

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The “future” of glyphosate

POTENTIAL RESTRICTION AFFECTS EU FARMERS

AS OF AUGUST 22, 2016, new restrictions around the use of glyphosate came into force in the European Union (EU). The restrictions came on the tail of two months worth of failed talks where a [Read more]

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Modern maverick

EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY WHEN HONG (JENNY) Cui started farming with her father it wasn’t exactly the future she’d had in mind. She had, after all, studied in the United Kingdom to be a chartered accountant. [Read more]

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Greening through regulation

FARMERS’ PLACE IN THE EU’S GREEN ECONOMY FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1962, the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system that implements agricultural subsidies and other programs. Every year, CAP provides some €50–60 of [Read more]

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A plan for resistant fleabane

CANADA FLEABANE REQUIRES MULTI-YEAR MANAGEMENT GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT Canada fleabane first appeared in Ontario in Essex County in 2010. At that time only a few fields were affected. Over a five-year period, however, the number of affected [Read more]

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Next generation biotech

UNLOCKING CRISPR’S POTENTIAL FOR AGRICULTURE TWO SCIENTISTS, JENNIFER Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, have invented a new technology for editing genomes, a technique called CRISPR-Cas9, which could be used not only to cure human diseases, but [Read more]

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Understanding GMO opposition

EUROPEAN STUDY UNCOVERS A FATAL ATTRACTION DESPITE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that supports the value and safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), public opposition to them has been, and might always be, strong. Why is that? Scientists [Read more]