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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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 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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Glyphosate

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

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

Environmental Farm Plans help farmers identify their farms’ environmental strengths and weaknesses and make action plans for improvements. The goal is to minimize negative effects and risks to the environment while making positive changes to ensure the future of farming.
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Soil

It all depends on soil! Over the years, much of our precious topsoil eroded into ditches and waterways. Today, farmers are working hard to improve the land.
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