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This high-resolution picture clearly shows septoria leaf spot. Kelly Turkington takes several shots of the same issue to ensure he gets a clear shot of the problem.

A picture is worth 1,000 words — if it’s done right

Your best bet is an ‘idiot-proof camera,’ not a smartphone, when it comes to digital diagnosis

Most people use their smartphone cameras to share pictures of their kids, pets, or lunch. But those aren’t what is filling up Kelly Turkington’s inbox. “People are going out into the field with a smartphone, taking a picture, and emailing to ask for a diagnosis,” the federal research scientist said at a recent workshop in […] Read more

Jim Pearson at the historic P&H country grain elevator at Stettler.

Drumheller graphic artist aims to preserve the memory of Prairie sentinels

Jim Pearson preserving legacy of fast-disappearing Prairie icons

Jim Pearson was caught off guard when he heard the Pioneer country grain elevator in Kamsack, Sask., was demolished in July. He had photographed it three years earlier when it was still a vital service for area farmers. “This thing was barely 30 years old,” said Pearson, a graphic artist who has established himself over […] Read more