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Fruit & Vegetable

Ten tips for tip-top potato harvest

The potato person who said many years ago “A potato storage is not a hospital” was absolutely right. Diseased or bruised tubers do not get better in storage. Tubers bruised at harvest are easily invaded by soft rot or Fusarium dry rot, which can cause serious economic losses in storage.

Honeycrisp storage recommendations revisited

Storing Honeycrisp long-term while achieving good packouts and maintaining fruit of acceptable eating quality in the second part of the storage season has been a continuous challenge for our industry.

Fruit grower chosen Ontario’s 2017 OYF

Strawberry and blueberry farmer Dusty Zamecnik of Frogmore, Ont, was named the 2017 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Ontario Region at the annual awards event held September 12 in conjunction with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.
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New weather alert system helps save Ontario’s tender fruit crop

Ontario tender fruit farmers need the right mix of rain, sunshine and growing temperatures to produce juicy, fresh peaches, pears, cherries, apricots and nectarines. But when extreme weather hits during critical crop development, it can wreak havoc on an entire crop. And unpredictable weather events are becoming more and more common.

The Ontario Tender Fruit Growers saw the need for a better way to work with whatever the weather sends their way.
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Third Global Minor Use Summit

October 1-4, 2017
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Understanding the CanadaGAP Program

October 30-31, 2017
Location: Guelph, Ontario
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Understanding the CanadaGAP Program

November 2-3, 2017
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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2017 Irrigation Show

November 6-10, 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida
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