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Survey ranks most common and most troublesome weeds

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables.

Record cherry volumes for 2017 expected

BC Tree Fruits are anticipating a record 12 million pounds of cherries this season, up from the 8 million pounds in 2016.

AAFC scientist on the lookout for new agricultural pest

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada entomologist Dr. Chandra Moffat is on the lookout for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, an invasive insect that damages various fruit and vegetable crops including apples, tomatoes, beans and many others.
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The high cost of exposing Ag workers to chemicals

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United Fresh

June 13–15, 2017
Location: West Hall, McCormick Place, Chicago IL
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Alberta Potato Industry Association Burgers & Beans

July 5, 2017
Location: Taber Legion Park, 50th Street North, Taber, Alberta
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2017 Potato Growers of Alberta Golf Tournament

July 6, 2017
Location: Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, Lethbridge, Alberta
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18th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference & Trade Show

July 17-18, 2017
Location: Penticton Trade & Convention Centre, Penticton, BC
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