Gene-Edited Crops: Here's the Scoop

The world of plant genetics and breeding is on the horizon of monumental change. There has been significant attention in the media regarding the use of gene editing and how it could impact the future of agriculture. By the year 2050, farmers will be responsible for feeding approximately 9.8 billion people. One major limitation of feeding 9.8 billion people is the increased demand for food production on fewer available acres. It is predicted that climate change will fuel rates of soil salinization, drought, and desertification which will drastically reduce arable acres and soil quality. In spite of the potential challenges on the horizon, new technologies including gene editing may allow sust

Wrapping up Conference Season on a High Note!

It has been a busy meeting season that is now coming to an end! I want to share with you some of the highlights from the events I attended this year with the Advancing Ag program. The first major conference of the year was Farmtech, where not only did I get to meet a lot of new faces but also enjoyed learning on many different topics. These included topics such as foliar nutrients, spraying innovations, wireworms, fusarium and cereal production. These are just a few of the many informative topics we covered at this conference. My next event I attended is a three day program called the Combine to Customer program put on by the Canadian International Grain Institute which was such a great expe

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