Learn about Agriculture

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?

snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.

Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics below.

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Growing Crops

Organic Soil Management

Organic Soil Management

Healthy soil matters to all farmers and “feed the soil, not the plant” is the mantra of organic farmers. Organic farmers focus on creating fertile soil that is rich in organic matter and teeming with life.

Organic Pest Management

Organic Pest Management

Organic farmers identify the conditions that allow weeds and pest to thrive and try to create more favourable conditions.  The key to managing pests and weeds on organic farms is to reduce their impact by using different management practices.

Fertilizer Use

Fertilizer Use

Improved farming practices and the use of fertilizers have helped feed the world while saving habitats that would otherwise be needed for growing food.

Fertilizer

Fertilizer

Plants require nutrients to grow. As plants grow, they use nutrients from the soil. When they are harvested, they take those nutrients with them and so they need to be replenished for the next crop.

Irrigation

Irrigation

Irrigation is key to global food security. World-wide, irrigation produces 40% of global food supplies. In Canada, only 8.5% of Canadian farms use irrigation; the rest rely solely on rain for crop watering.

Conservation Tillage

Conservation Tillage

Soil is a farmer’s most valuable resource and advancements in tillage are helping farmers steward our soil for future generations.

Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

Urban gardens, horticulture operations, grain farms should all be practicing crop rotation. 

Grain Farm Technology

Grain Farm Technology

Today’s grain farmers use sophisticated technologies to make farming more efficient, profitable and environmentally friendly.

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