Program 137

AIRDATE:09/07/04

PROMO: DU agronomist Dale Soetaert promotes winter wheat production to protect ducks nesting in farmers' fields

SFM researcher Dr. Kees Van Kooten finds gender and economic wellbeing drive forest certification

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TITLE: Dale Soetaert, Winter Cereals Agronomist, Ducks Unlimited Canada
SUBJECT: #137 Winter Wheat Protects Duck Nests
SYNOPSIS: When Ducks Unlimited Canada looked at why so many waterfowl species are losing ground, they realized farming practices have a huge impact on duck populations. One of those is spring seeding because ducks like to lay their eggs in farmers' fields. So DUC has launched a big program to promote winter wheat.

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TITLE: Cheryl Croucher, Musician
SUBJECT: #137 Forest Awakening
SYNOPSIS: A musical interlude.

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TITLE: Dr. Cornelis (Kees) Van Kooten, Economics Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate Change, University of Victoria and Researcher, Sustainable Forest Management Network
SUBJECT: #137 Economics and Gender Drive Forest Certification
SYNOPSIS: The Sustainable Forest Management Network has released some new research that indicates gender and economics play important roles in whether countries pursue forest certification.

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