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SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT

Esther Salvano assumed directorship of the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory in July of 2019, bringing with her an affinity for the strong science-based programs and policies the agency maintains.

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TRADING ON FOOD SAFETY

Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) move to recognize the “rigour” of Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) programs will increase market access for Canadian grain companies in years to come, according to those in the industry.

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MIDGE MITIGATION

The orange blossom wheat midge is a delicate, bright-orange fly. It’s half the size of a mosquito. Yet these little flies have been known to cause yield loss of more than 50 per cent in Alberta’s wheat fields.

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A RECIPE FOR HOT CEREAL

Farmer interest in various crops heats up and cools down from year to year. One crop that consistently gets the cold shoulder, however, is winter wheat. This has prompted some to ask why, and how can we break the ice in making winter wheat a hot commodity.

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CHEMICAL CLEANUP

Cleanfarms Canada is a non-profit organization that assists farm communities in recycling and disposing of farm waste. This includes collecting old and unwanted farm chemicals and animal medications.

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