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Posted Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:32 in Agriculture

Christmas Tree Research at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture strengthened by industry partnership

Christmas tree growing and exporting is a nearly $100 million industry in Atlantic Canada employing 20,000 people. In the future, most of these trees may be “SMART Balsams.” Dalhousie Faculty of ...  Read more

Posted Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:47 in Agriculture

Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees Honoured for 2014

The 2014 inductees into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame are Leonardus (Leo) Cox, Nova Scotia; Robert Colpitts, (1933-2014), New Brunswick; Wayne Dickieson, Prince Edward Island and Ross Travers...  Read more

Posted Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:25 in Agriculture

Breast Cancer research no longer just a dream for one Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture student

Wasundara (Wasu) Fernando, under the supervision of Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe, recently received the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Training Program award for her work studying molecules in certain foo...  Read more

Posted Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:25 in Agriculture

Federal funding supports new research into organic agriculture in Canada, including projects at Dalhousie University

Today, Tuesday August 12, 2014, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz visited the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus in Truro and announced funding of $8-million to support a second Organic ...  Read more

Posted Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:10 in Agriculture

Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture scientist detects new invasive species

The Aquaculture Genomics Laboratory, founded 12 months ago at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture, focuses on using innovative molecular biotechnology to drive scientific discoveries a...  Read more

Posted Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:28 in Agriculture

Dal researcher looks to give Christmas tree industry a boost

Christmas tree growing and exporting is about a $100 million industry in Atlantic Canada employing 20,000 people. In the future, most of these trees may be “SMART Balsams.” Dalhousie Facul...  Read more

Posted Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:45 in Agriculture

Apple Diversity Collection launched in Kentville

The Apple Biodiversity Collection has been officially launched. The ABC is a collaborative project led by Dalhousie University and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).  The lead scientist i...  Read more

Posted Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:45 in Agriculture

Dalhousie University receives accreditation for International Food Business degree

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) has formally approved Dalhousie University’s International Food Business (IFB) degree which allows graduates of the program to receive ...  Read more

Posted Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:56 in Agriculture

Influence of freezing and thawing on soil biology and nutrient cycling

Canadians know winter… but not all of its impacts on the environment Understanding how winter impacts the environment is particularly important in evaluating the potential impacts of climate change....  Read more

Posted Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:39 in Agriculture

Make sure you think twice before surprising a loved one with a furry friend for Christmas.

They may be cute, but pets are risky holiday gifts

Dr. Lori Parsons, assistant professor and director of the Faculty of Agriculture’s Veterinary Technology program, recommends gift-givers think twice before purchasing animals as Christmas presents.   Read more

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