The Future of Farming

By the year 2050 Earth’s population will be nearly 10 billion, and we will need to almost double the amount of food produced today. Technology is revolutionizing farming to meet these needs. Check out The Future of Farming and Agriculture

snapAG

snapAG is a series of resources created by Agriculture in the Classroom Canada.

These short, infographic style documents invite students and teachers alike to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more!

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Organic Food

Organic food is grown, processed and packaged in way to meet the Canadian Organic Standards, which are based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture.
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