Any crop breeding program is a balancing act. For every problem you look to address, you potentially open the door to new and unexpected ones or risk losing desired traits. The more traits you try and breed into a crop, the more you have to think about how those traits affect each other. That’s the situation lentil breeders find themselves in as they try and address the big issues facing producers and try to anticipate future issues as well.
If there's one thing expanding farming in Northern Ontario will require, it's money. Financial backing. Bankrolling. Investment. Whatever name you give it, securing land is only a part of the cost of starting farming — new land must be cleared, cleaned up, and tiled if it's to be improved to at least a Class 3.…Read more »