By: Press Association Published: theguardian.com, 20 January 2014
Bumblebees could be shrinking because of exposure to a widely-used pesticide, a study suggests.
Experts fear smaller bees will be less effective at foraging for nectar and carrying out their vital task of distributing pollen. Scientists in the UK conducted laboratory tests which showed how a […]
Dan Brisebois shares some of the seedy stuff he has been listening to and reading. Recently awaytogarden.com started a podcast series called Seed Smarts in which Margaret Roach interviews some big seed names. There have been 3 interviews to date: John Navasio of the Organic Seed Alliance on plant breeding and hybriditis […]
Filmed at the Wing Fong Farm in Ontario, this documentary follows the tilling, planting and harvesting of Asian vegetables destined for Chinese markets and restaurants. On 80 acres of land, Lau King-Fai, her son and a half-dozen migrant Mexican workers care for the plants. For Yeung Kwan, her son, the farm represents personal and […]
By Joseph Cress Published: The Sentinel, January 11, 2014 It took being adrift in an ocean of cubicles to bring Brooks Miller back down to earth. The Reading-area native had graduated from Penn State University with a degree in aerospace engineering and was in a high-paying job inspecting satellite components. Yet the work was unfulfilling […]
Here is a great idea worth bringing to a Farmers Market near you! Published: Comox Valley Record, Dec 16, 2013 As the growing season closes and farmers’ thoughts turn to planning for next years’ crops, the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is also looking forward to next year. In an effort to support new […]
Presenter: Michael Lilburn, of the Ohio State University, OARDC.
This webinar took place on November 5, 2013. On small scale organic farms, novel grains and pastured organic broiler chickens could be valuable additions to a multi-year organic rotation program. The chickens would contribute to soil fertility and novel cereal grains produced on the […]
By: Susie Middleton Published: Huffington Post, January 21, 2014
When I left my job as chief editor of Fine Cooking magazine six years ago, I had no idea I’d be writing to you now from a small farm, my third cookbook (based on our life as farmers, no less) about to be published (Fresh […]
Published: BBC Future, January 9, 2014 The popular image of drones is as expensive pieces of military hardware which can be used for spying – or even going on the offensive. But that’s changing as robots become more integrated with our everyday lives. Farming is one of the new frontiers, as food production […]
By: Molly Shaw and Charles Merfield Published: The BHU Future Farming Centre, The FCC Bulletin – 2013 V1 July Soils are quite literally the foundation of the farm so ensuring they are well managed is a fundamental task for farmers and growers. For decades now we have been good at measuring and managing […]
By Ray Baynton Published: Blackburnnews.com, December 11, 2013
The survey is being done by Farm and Food Care Ontario for OMAFRA.
It’s been done every five years since 1973.
The results are used to track trends in pesticide […]