pests like the asian fruit fly can create devastating crop damage to horticulture

The Economics of Crop Damage

Losing a harvest can devastate a farm When the thought of crop loss comes to mind, it’s common to think of drought, flooding or hail, as these are certainly devastating. While they certainly are the most common losses for large-scale, bulk commodity production, the same can’t be said for smaller Read more…

Interior of Canola Stem Infected with Blackleg

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, Read more…

Bananas

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, Read more…