The use and availability of pesticides is regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The PMRA must deem products safe for people and the environment before farmers can use them.
Science and creativity are critical tools for apple growers. These characteristics have fostered more efficient production methods – from genetic tools to new orchard designs.
The science of crop production is called agronomy. These professionals help farmers fight challenges like insects, weeds and diseases.
Crops can take a big hit from insect pests. To protect them, some farmers take a genetic approach. One of those control tools is the bacterium Bt.
How farmers work to keep crops fungus-free. Fungicides are a type of pesticide used to stop the spread of fungal pathogens.
Farming often means doing many things at once. Historically, this was the main reason two or more generations of a family would work together.