Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields

Training Pakistani cotton farmers in pest management. (Photo: IPRI) By Jules Pretty and Zareen Pervez Bharucha, The Conversation | Report Pesticides are intended to be harmful. They kill pests, diseases and weeds. But some also harm humans and wildlife. Pesticides are...
One heck of a high-tech hothouse

One heck of a high-tech hothouse

Ashley Joannou Glenn Scott has a dream of cultivating the Yukon’s first homegrown banana. He says it with a smile, like he knows it’s a long shot, but when you look around where he’s standing, the idea doesn’t seem completely outside the realm of possibility. Scott is...
Greenhouse Crops

Greenhouse Crops

Greenhouse Double-polyethylene-covered greenhouse (courtesy Isis Gagnon-Grenier). http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/greenhouse-crops/ Today’s greenhouse industry uses the most modern technologies, which allow it to reduce their negative effects on...
14 High-Tech Farms Where Veggies Grow Indoors

14 High-Tech Farms Where Veggies Grow Indoors

Attila Nagy In the 21st century, a significant change is underway in the food industry: farming is moving indoors. The perfect crop field could be inside a windowless building with controlled light, temperature, humidity, air quality and nutrition. It could be in the...