Fruit growers get help with pests

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Okanagan tree fruit growers have been handed a new tool to help them better adjust to potential climate change effects. Growers in the Okanagan Valley will be able to access a pest management decision-making database, originally developed at Washington State University and adapted for conditions north of the border. Melissa Tesche, acting […] Read more


B.C. tree fruit growers gain pest management tool

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Okanagan tree fruit growers have been handed a new tool to help them better adjust to potential climate change effects. Growers in the Okanagan Valley will be able to access a pest management decision-making database, originally developed at Washington State University and adapted for conditions north of the border. Melissa Tesche, acting […] Read more



Healthy soil can reduce greenhouse gas: experts

LONDON, Ont. — Farmers have an obligation to address climate change, said speakers at a recent ecological farming conference. The way to do that is to build soil health, according to University of Vermont soils expert Heather Darby and long-time Ontario organic farmer Ken Laing. “There are all kinds of meetings like this happening and […] Read more


Sask., Alberta cited as worst GHG polluters in Canada

Saskatchewan’s gas emissions are three times higher than the Canadian average, says report

Agriculture is responsible for 16 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, according to a new report on climate change. “Agriculture is a smaller set of emissions, but it’s still not insignificant,” said Peter Prebble, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s director of environmental policy and author of the report. “It’s one of the areas where emission […] Read more



Arctic Circle growers warm to climate change

Growth zone expands | Temperatures in the Arctic have increased by twice the global average since pre-industrial times

KANGERLUSSUAQ, Greenland (Reuters) — A chef on the Arctic Circle is growing the kind of vegetables and herbs more fitting for a suburban garden in a temperate zone than a land of northern lights, glaciers and musk ox. Inuit hunters are finding reindeer fatter than ever thanks to more grazing on this frozen tundra, and […] Read more