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Ag’s reliance on foreign workers growing

Canada’s agriculture sector faces a persistent lack of sufficient workers with the right skills and in the right places.

Prairie potato yields continue to rise

Potato storage sheds in Manitoba are full, thanks to blockbuster yields this fall.

Ag robot aims to help farmers assess fruit yields

Farmers of the not-so-distant future may be able to accurately project their fruit yields with the help of an automated “AGRYbot” currently taking shape in central Israel.
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Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower, ripen earlier

Using a simple genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than two weeks faster than commercial breeders are currently able to do.

This means more plantings per growing season and thus higher yield. In this case, it also means that the plant can be grown in latitudes more northerly than currently possible – an important attribute as the earth’s climate warms. » Read more...

Scotia Horticultural Congress 2017

Jan. 23-24, 2017 Location: Old Orchard Inn, Greenwich, NS » >>Learn More

2017 Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Annual Convention

Jan. 24-25, 2017
Location: Old Orchard Inn, Greenwich, NS » >>Learn More

2017 Pacigic Agriculture Show

Jan. 26-28, 2017
Location: Tradex, Abbotsford, BC » >>Learn More

2017 Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference

Jan 31- Feb. 1, 2017
Location: Four Point Sheraton Hotel, London, Ont. » >>Learn More