Botanical ecosystem provides valuable information

OLDS, Alta. — A botanical garden in the middle of a semi-arid climate is a treat for visitors, but it’s also an important research venue. In 2013, Olds College established a 20 acre wetland with 19 ponds on a former horse pasture to learn more about how these ecosystems function. The area is a living […] Read more


Study looks at improving profitability with eco-buffer

BROOKDALE, Man. — Wetlands found within cropland in Western Canada tend to look the same. Most are loaded with bulrushes, have a small amount of open water in the middle and the low-lying area at the edge is often infested with green foxtail and other weeds. A wetland on the Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative […] Read more