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CanadaGAP introduces unannounced audits

Effective April 1, 2017 CanadaGAP will introduce an unannounced audit program in response to new GFSI benchmarking requirements.

Best management practices for buying seed potatoes for 2017

Potato seed tubers harboring Dickeya dianthicola and Pectobacterium wasabiae are the only confirmed source of these pathogens.

Company trials fruit-picking robot

Online grocer Ocado has shown off a soft robotic hand that can pick fruit and vegetables, without damaging them, in its warehouses.
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Webcast highlights strategies for controlling fire blight

Fire blight is a serious disease of apple and pear plants that causes rapid wilting and discoloration of shoots and leaves resembling fire damage. The bacterial pathogen has been traditionally managed with streptomycin applications, but antibiotic resistance is limiting the effect of this control measure.

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation entitled Fire Blight and Streptomycin Resistance to help apple growers understand why the resistance has intensified and spread, and to discuss viable management options and new techniques currently under development.
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2017 International Fruit Tree Association Annual Conference

Feb. 19-23, 2017
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
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2017 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

Feb. 22-23, 2017
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ont.
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Alberta Agritourism & Farm Direct Marketing Workshop

Feb. 28, 2017
Location: Lethbridge Agriculture Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta
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2017 Ontario Potato Conference

Feb. 28, 2017
Location: Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, Ont.
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