Soil and Agriculture
Agriculture has long been the
mainstay of Alberta's resource industry. Long before oil derricks could be seen
on the horizon, farmers have been toiling away on the land, producing wheat
and other crops that are so important to our Alberta economy and identity.
may seem like a "low-tech" industry with not many possible
innovations, but the truth is quite the opposite. Farmers are always looking for
machinery that will make crop yields higher. They are also ever-concerned about
the pests that diminish the quality of their crops, such as insects and weeds.
Farmers also need to be on the lookout for ways to keep the soil from eroding
away so that it remains rich and fertile for many years to come.