Research and Innovation

Published on Tue, 04/14/2015 by BASF Canada

Increase expected for Canadian wheat acres in 2015

Increase expected for Canadian wheat acres in 2015

According to Statistics Canada, 2014 national wheat production (excluding durum) decreased by 22.26 percent when compared to 2013. Harvested area decreased by 10.28 percent and average yield decreased by 13.35 percent. The results of 2014 came from a combination of aspects such as the late harvest and excessive moisture affecting the amount of acres seeded in eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

Published on Mon, 04/13/2015 by Keith McNeill

Small town editor to cycle from Toronto to Ottawa for global warming petition

Small town editor to cycle from Toronto to Ottawa for global warming petition

CLEARWATER, BC: “My special interest in climate change began several years ago when the child of a family member cried himself to sleep after watching a television documentary on the subject. Will you sign my petition to help fight climate change in Canada?”

That’s how an online petition starts out that has been posted on Care2 by Keith McNeill, the editor of the award-winning Clearwater-North Thompson Times in Clearwater, British Columbia. The petition calls for a Canada-wide referendum on carbon fee-and-dividend.

Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 by BASF Canada

Get crops off to the best start with a pre-seed burndown

Get crops off to the best start with a pre-seed burndown

A spring burndown is a critical step in preparing the soil for seeding; however, it can often be overlooked if growers are rushing to get ahead of the growing season. Seeding crops into clean fields means they don’t have to compete for moisture, sunlight or nutrients from weeds. Seeding crops into clean fields will help get them off to the best possible start but there are a number of things to keep in mind that will increase the effectiveness of any burndown.

Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

The Back to Ag program was envisioned to help farmers get back to the work they love – farming. André Veilleux, a maple syrup producer from Quebec, is doing just that thanks to his new stand-up wheelchair.

On March 1, 2008, André’s life drastically changed when a maple tree he was felling crushed him, severing his spinal cord, fracturing six vertebrae and resulting in paraplegia. André would never walk again.

Published on Thu, 03/05/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data

NeuroDevNet

Understanding autism in families - A research collaboration is building a crucial repository of behavioural and biological data on autism

Overview

Published on Thu, 03/05/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Making the most of what we have - Boosting the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

Making the most of what we have - Boosting the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

Stem Cell Network

Making the most of what we have - Boosting the number of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

Overview

Published on Thu, 02/26/2015 by Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Doping in sport: why should you care?

Doping in sport: why should you care?

Few things bring Canadians together like sport. As a public asset, sport has the power to produce enormous benefits for those who participate, for the communities that support it, and for our country as a whole. It promotes an active lifestyle, teaches the value of team work, and inspires our children to dream big.

Published on Fri, 02/13/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Family ties in the wild

Family ties in the wild

Family: it’s a strange and wonderful thing. Somewhere between the first heartbeat and the last breath, our family plays a significant role in shaping who we become. Much like humans, other animals form bonds (short- or long-term) for different purposes in their lifetime, including mating and parenting.

In honour of Family Day, here is a showcase of three Canadian wildlife species with very different family structures, some that resonate with us; some that do not:

Until death do us part

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

(CIHR) Alicia Tait was among the 22,700 Canadian women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Two years ago, Alicia sat in a meeting room with a group of funders and researchers and shared her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23.  She hoped to provide them with a better understanding of what women like her experience.

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by BASF Canada

The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop

The evolution of Canada’s most profitable crop

From its inception in the 1970s to today, canola has steadily evolved and become the most profitable crop in Canada.

In the 1990s, canola moved from open pollinated cultivars to high yielding hybrids. In 1995, the first herbicide-tolerant variety was released followed by the introduction of disease-resistant varieties.

As canola production continues to evolve, growers look for innovative tools and technologies to help meet challenges and maximize canola production.

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