Fungi helps some plants access nutrients and trigger their defence mechanisms when under attack by diseaseThere are billions of bacteria in every teaspoon of soil, but for the most part all those microbes are a black box that’s responsible for all the biological activity in soil. Now, an Agriculture Canada scientist has been researching one soil fungus phylum — the Glomeromycota — and found an amazing variety of species each
Cows will avoid eating the prickly weed if they have a choice, but keep them in a paddock longer and they’ll control the invaderThere’s 10 million square kilometres of free — and highly nutritious — feed spread across North America. But because it’s Canada thistle, you need a special grazing system to get cattle to eat it. “You can use managed grazing to keep weeds, including Canada thistle, at tolerable levels and increase forage production,” said Sue De
Company officials give media and community members a tour of Brooks facility, and say safety is Job 1The company that bills itself as the world’s biggest animal protein supplier sees a bright future for Canada’s beef industry. “We’re planning for long-term success at this plant,” Bill Rupp, president of the JBS USA beef unit, said during a recent tour of its newly acquired Brooks plant. “We’ve a lot of dreams for Canada.