The Fall Rye League: Making the Cut

BY CHRISTINE CLARK Competition surrounds us. It is the driving force of the capitalist economy, it is often fuel for nationalistic, civic and institutional pride, and, from a Darwinian perspective, it is the reason for the existence of all living organisms. For Jamie Larsen, Crop Geneticist and Breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, competition takes the form […]

Data Used for Visualization in 2014

HOW DO DIFFERENCES IN GROWTH BETWEEN TWO WEED SPECIES AFFECT INTERACTIONS WITH A PLANT-FEEDING INSECT USED IN THEIR BIOCONTROL? The study plants: Hawkweeds The study insect: A plant-feeding gall wasp Entomologist and agricultural research scientist, Dr Rose De Clerck-Floate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre), studies the intricacies of insect-plant interactions in order to […]