Agriburbia

Agriburbia: Where do we grow from here?

Agriburbia is a developing urban movement that combines agrarianism, which values rural society as superior to urban society, with land development. It’s about making better use of the land upon which we’re sprawled and being aware of what is growing in our own backyard; a new way of viewing agriculture …

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Canadian Milk is Made to Measure

Canadian Milk is Made to Measure

Milk in the tank means a well-earned cheque in the bank for Canadian dairy farmers. The value of milk—even the smallest drop—is continually on the increase. New technologies can decipher a wealth of information never available before by sampling a dairy cow’s milk, on farm, the moment it’s taken from …

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Where Are All the Ag Apps?

For mainstream society the phrase “there’s an app for that” is generally true; but for agriculture, the mobile apps farmers really want have been slow to come. This is changing. When I started talking to farmers about the power of mobile technology for agriculture a few years ago, hardware dominated …

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Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants That Thrive

Growing plants indoors can be beneficial to both body and mind. Normal plant processes include absorbing CO2 and releasing moisture into the air. Physically, both of these functions can be beneficial in a stuffy office environment. Humans breathe in air, absorb O2, and exhale CO2, while plants will do the …

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BC Blueberry Council Returns To Gulfood In Dubai For Second Year

January 14, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia – The British Columbia Blueberry Council is all set to exhibit at Gulfood in February, following the success of their first appearance at the Dubai trade show in 2014. As the world’s largest food and beverage industry trade show, Gulfood presents the council with …

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Investment Agriculture Foundation Seeks Nominations for Innovation Award

December 30, 2014– Victoria, B.C. The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture and Agri-Food. This award celebrates B.C.’s agriculture and agri-food leaders who have implemented specific projects or initiatives leading to economic, environmental or social benefits …

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DAIRY XPO 2015 EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW

December 12, 2014 (Stratford, Ontario) – If you’ve heard that the Canadian Dairy XPO (CDX) is going to offer dairy producers the same programming for 2015, you have been seriously misinformed. “There is a tenacious drive to keep the event fresh for attending dairy producers and ultimately that’s what gets …

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Phosphorus

Phosphorus in Soil and Plants: A Primer

Over 80 per cent of the world’s production of phosphorus (P) is devoted to plant fertilization. Within the next 50 to 100 years, global phosphate resources are predicted to be depleted. Paradoxically, although phosphorus fertilizer is expensive, and although there is only a finite limit to available phosphate rock worldwide, …

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Post-Harvest

Post Harvest Care Of Highbush Blueberries

As that last Elliot berry is picked and placed in a flat, there is a palpable aura of relief around the farmer. Another blueberry season is finished— or is it? Yes, reaching the end of harvest is a major milestone, and you can give yourself a pat on the back …

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Putting Technologies to the Test

Agriculture is a global business, and no sector is excluded from the rush of new technologies, techniques and supplies. As competitors on the global stage, Canadian farmers need to make sure they are at the forefront of the latest advancements. Whether you are a small certified organic grower or a …

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