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  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050068759
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    Zero tillage is a relatively recent innovation on Canadadian farms however, it may not always be suitable for all crop and soil conditions. Zero till practices matched appropriately to crop and field conditions have the potential to reduce agriculture's impacts on the environment and lower energy and labour costs. The main sources of data are from Statistics Canada's 2001 Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) and the 2001 Census of Agriculture.

    Release date: 2005-11-21

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050058671
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    This article examines aquaculture in Canada during the past few years, as well as its place in world markets, the species that dominate our production and its importance for certain regions. The paper also examines challenges and opportunities within the industry.

    Release date: 2005-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050048045
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    This paper examines the history of the potato, and identifies the shifts in markets that have caused these changes.

    Release date: 2005-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050037842
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    For the purposes of this study, eight environmental management systems (EMSs) were considered: whole farm environmental plan; manure management plan; fertilizer management plan; pesticide management plan; water management plan; wildlife conservation plan; grazing management plan, and nutrient management plan.

    The information on the use of farm environmental plans was obtained from the Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) conducted in 2001 by Statistics Canada and sponsored in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    Release date: 2005-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050027822
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    This paper will be a descriptive analysis of the organic fruit and vegetable data collected between 2000 and 2003.

    Release date: 2005-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-021-M2005001
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    Grazing Management in Canada presents information on various characteristics of livestock grazing management as practised on Canadian farms. Canadian farmers are actively involved in environmental initiatives and are adopting farming practices that minimize pollution risks to air, water and soil, while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. The FEMS results presented here provide an overview of grazing practices. However, management practices that could be protective or detrimental to the environment and that relate to grazing systems are much broader than those included in this bulletin. Further, regional differences in climate and soil quality mean that there is no "optimal" or "correct" grazing practice that is applicable throughout the whole country or even within an individual province.

    In this paper, discussion focuses on farms with grazing cattle that derive 51% or more of their gross farm receipts from either beef or dairy production. Results show that grazing management practice varies by region of Canada and by farm size.

    Release date: 2005-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050017785
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    This article analyzes the phenomenal growth in Canadian greenhouse operations, focusing on tomatoes because they are the most significant vegetable crop, both in terms of volume and value. It also looks at trade disputes with the United States as well as the impact of exchange rates on the greenhouse vegetable sales.

    Release date: 2005-03-22

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