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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Pesticides

Neonics

Neonics

Neonics are neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides used by farmers to protect fruit, vegetables and crops from various insect pests such as aphids, wireworms, flea beetles and types of chewing and sucking insects.

Glyphosate

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used and effective herbicides (to kill weeds) used in the world today. 

Pesticides and the Environment

Pesticides and the Environment

Did you know most of the spray that comes out of a farmer’s sprayer is actually water? The amount of active ingredient (pesticide) is around a pop can per football field!

Organic and Synthetic Pesticides

Organic and Synthetic Pesticides

Prevention is the first line of defence on both organic and conventional farms. However, when pest problems persist; pesticides are an important tool for protecting crops and ultimately our food supply.

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