Gene editing is another form of genetic engineering that focuses on making precise edits that already exist or could have arisen through conventional plant breeding.
It’s all about planning. There are multiple decisions that farmers make when choosing the right crops to use in their rotations.
If you’ve ever grown a garden, you’ll understand that plants need healthy soil to grow. But just what is soil?
Genetic engineering refers to specific methods of plant breeding that use laboratory methods to change an organism’s DNA.
We are talking with Shaun, a farmer from Kyle, Saskatchewan. He grows several crops but we are going to focus on how he grows chickpeas.
What is a seed treatment? It is a valuable tool that enables farmers to grow more food while protecting the land and natural resources.
Agriculture is continually evolving and will continue to meet the needs of a changing world. Regenerative agriculture is just one strategy that farmers are using.
Plant science – and specifically the science of plant breeding – is one of those tools which can help us overcome challenges as a global community.
Tech continues changing how farmers raise animals and grow crops.
On our tour today, we start from the combine seat as Rick harvests soybeans and tells about how he uses auto-steer technology all year long.
Some plant breeding technologies are old, some are comparatively new, but they all help us adapt to challenges – from climate change and food insecurity to nutrition, taste, and food waste.
Canadian barley farmer Brent Johnson from Saskatchewan gives us a rundown on the steps it takes to get barley from the field to the grocery store.
Farmer, Clinton Monchuk, and future farmer Kaitlyn Monchuk discuss the main uses for barley grown on the Canadian prairies.
Did you know watermelons grow in Canada? Take a tour of a watermelon farm and learn how they are grown and harvested.
How does a bright yellow flower turn into a versatile culinary oil? For canola – one of Canada’s most widely grown crops – it starts with a good squeeze.
Are pesticide residues found in the Dirty Dozen a health risk? To assess the risk of pesticide residues on our produce, we need to know a few simple things.
With the right technology, food can be grown anywhere. Food doesn’t always come from the field – sometimes it can be grown inside.
Beer Sisters co-founder and Advanced Cicerone, Crystal Luxmore gives us some insight into this growing field of work.
Science and creativity are critical tools for apple growers. These characteristics have fostered more efficient production methods – from genetic tools to new orchard designs.
New variety of sweet potato designed to grow in shorter spring and summer seasons.