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Scanner transforming apple industry

A new, hand-held device reminiscent of Star Trek's tricorder scanning device is telling Nova Scotian farmers when an apple is perfect for picking. >> Read full article

Fighting food waste

When organic food distributor Brody Irvine found out that a lot of the produce being harvested in the Lower Mainland didn’t make it to the grocery store due to "imperfections" — superficial bumps, bruises and scrapes — he decided to do something about it. >> Read full article

Webinar to discuss berry grower organization

The Ontario Berry Growers Association (OBGA) and the Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers Association will be hosting a webinar October 25, 2016, at 7 p.m. to discuss the proposal to form Berry Growers of Ontario. >> Read full article

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Breakthrough paves way for wine grape varieties

A new sequencing technology, combined with a new computer algorithm that can yield detailed information about complex genomes of various organisms, has been used to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of cabernet sauvignon, the world’s most popular red wine grape variety, reports a University of California-Davis genomics expert.

Success of the new genome assembly, which allows researchers to assemble large segments of an organism’s DNA, also was demonstrated on the common research plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the coral mushroom (Clavicorona pyxidata). The findings were reported recently in the journal, Nature Methods. >> Learn More…

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 Event Calendar 

Berry Growers of Ontario Webinar

Oct. 25, 2016
Location: Online Webinar >> More Info

Traceability Symposium 2016: Bridging the Gaps

Nov. 2, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta >> More Info

2016 Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show

Nov. 21-23, 2016
Location: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alta. >> More Info