12 record(s) found with the tag "agriculture" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Improving the transfer of agricultural knowledge and technology in northern Canada through a technology innovation systems (TIS) approach
Principal Investigator: Seguin, Rose
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research is to develop a holistic framework that identifies the challenges to northern agricultural development from an environmental, technical and sociopolitical standpoint. This study will target the following research questions: 1.Which agricultural production systems are most commonly used in northern Canada? 2.What are the primary factors affecting the diffusion rate...

Demonstration of an Agro-Ecological PoultryPonics Dome in Hay River, NWT
Principal Investigator: Wallington, Kevin D
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Agro-Ecological PoultryPonics Demonstration will be a showcase the benefits of the integration of vertical hydroponics and poultry production in a dome shaped structure which will significantly reduce the inputs of nutrients and energy while maintaining high levels of production. It will be able to do so with the use of a ‘BIOReactor’ that will help to safely convert manure from egg production...

Community Agriculture in the Canadian Arctic- How to help northerners grow food using greenhouses
Principal Investigator: Holzman, Sara
Licensed Year(s): 2010
Summary: This research has the goal of examining whether or not it is feasible to apply the concept of community agriculture in the Canadian Arctic as a means of promoting environmental thinking, good nutrition, public health and community welfare. The objectives of this research are the following: to understand and describe the disconnect that Arctic communities have regarding their food sources, to under...

Northern Native Plant Development Collections in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Seccombe-Hett, Pippa
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2007 2006
Summary: This project has been designed in order to develop technologies utilized to propagate and cultivate native plant species. The main deliverable will ultimately provide a system where-by these species will become available for commercial production and use in revegetation and reclamation in the Northwest Territories. The need for native plant seed for reclamation and restoration has been identified ...

Mushroom Cultivation
Principal Investigator: Katz, Sharon
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: The objective of the project is to create a fresh, nutritious, cheap food source to supplement the northern diet, and to increase awareness of healthy diet. In the future the hope is to extend this project to create a cottage industry employing local people. The project will involve composting straw, and manure or synthetic compost. The compost is wetted and aired, nitrogen supplements and gyp...

Northern Native Plant Development for Reclamation and Revegetation in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Crossman, Bill
Licensed Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objective of the project is to develop technologies to propagate and cultivate native plant species. The main aim is for these species to become available for commercial production and used in revegetation in the Northwest Territories. The need for native plant seed for revegetation has been identified due to increased industrial development in the territory and the need to improve land reclam...

NWT New Crop Development Project: A Horticultural Research and Development Program
Principal Investigator: Hachey, Gene O.E.
Licensed Year(s): 1989
Summary: Mr. Gene Hachey and the NWT Farmers Association will be conducting research to enhance the knowledge base concerning horticultural production methods. Farmers from Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Hay River will make sites available on their holdings to allow for evaluation of vegetable and berry varieties, production methods and associated testing....

Horticultural Crop Production in Northern Canada: Fiberoptic Collection and Transmission System for the Purpose of Food Production
Principal Investigator: Hachey, Gene O.E.
Licensed Year(s): 1989
Summary: Mr. Gene Hachey and his team will be examining a new method for producing horticultural crops on a year round basis in areas North of 60. The project will build a prototype light collection and transmission device and will evaluate the potential for irradiating horticultural crops grown in an opaque, insulated structure such as a green house....

Licence #4086
Principal Investigator: Revel, Richard, D.
Licensed Year(s): 1984
Summary: A study to document varieties of seeds used in vegetable gardening and methods used in order to promote northern gardening....

Licence #4067
Principal Investigator: Svoboda, Josef
Licensed Year(s): 1984
Summary: 1) To study productivity of high arctic meadows; 2) to experiment with the efficiency of dome-shaped greenhouses for growing vegetables; 3) to study plant communities and prepare a vegetation map of the Sverdrup Pass....