Blacklegged Canadian Canola

What China’s Restrictions Mean to Canadian Producers By Kalene Kammer, University of Saskatchewan student On September 1, 2016, Canadian canola producers prepared themselves for new dockage restrictions placed by China on exported canola. Dockage refers to the readily removable foreign material that is removed from grain in the cleaning process. Previously, …

No Bananas for You!

The banana industry is facing the threat of disease which could dramatically impact production. Even with bananas being highly susceptible to disease, how important is a threat to the banana industry to consumers? What’s at stake? Bananas have been cultivated for millenniums, dating back to 8,000 BC. Since this time, …

Putting the Orange back in Orange Production

Novel biotechnologies might help stop plant bacteria from exterminating orange and other citrus production All around the globe orange production is being affected by Huanglongbing (HLB), or in North America, ‘citrus greening’. Citrus greening is a disease which causes citrus trees to yellow, starving the tree and its fruit of nutrients. The cause of …