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Agriculture 150 at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Greenhouse Lighting: Bright lights, big produce

Greenhouse Lighting: Bright lights, big produce (video)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists have developed a new hybrid lighting system that uses HPS lights above the crop canopy and LED lighting inside the crop canopy. The results show that this new system can improve the yield and nutritional value of greenhouse crops. See the video to learn more.

Lentil bread, made from 58% red split lentil flour.

AAFC research shows that the nutritional value of pulse ingredients can be enhanced, making pulse products better for our health
The nutritional value of pulses - a category of crops that are commonly grown in Canada and which include lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas - can be enhanced through processing methods, according to an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research study of pulse-based ingredients and foods.

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Citizen science: Collecting agroclimate data
Citizen science, also known as crowd-sourced science, is research conducted by amateur scientists. Similar to the way you can help small business start-ups through crowd-funding, so too can you help scientific research by providing information from your area.

The Canada 150 logo cut into a field of golden durum wheat is shown from high above.

Canada 150 Crop Art Explained: Precision agriculture and Agri-Geomatics
Crop art mystery solved! Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada employees carve Canada 150 logo in wheat field using precision agriculture technologies.

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