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Fruit & Vegetable

Making a case for growing new crops

Ontario farmers who are thinking about growing a non-traditional crop have a valuable new tool to assess whether it’s a profitable idea. Making a Case for Growing New Crops is an online learning resource recently developed by the Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) to help farmers engage in business planning before planting.

Seed potato trade mission to Thailand

Alberta seed potato companies are invited to participate in a market development mission to Thailand from November 19-27, 2017.

Croptracker welcomes Ontario berry growers

Employee labour tracking, cloud based data, and the need for a future of digital food safety documentation were each important aspects when the Ontario Berry Growers Association (OBGA) decided to provide its growers with a high level traceability software, Croptracker.
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Soil amendments for healthier spinach

Soils keep plants healthy by providing plants with water, helpful minerals, and microbes, among other benefits. But what if the soil also contains toxic elements?

In some growing areas, soils are naturally rich in elements, such as cadmium. Leafy vegetables grown in these soils can take up the cadmium and become harmful to humans. What to do? The solution goes back to the soil. Adrian Paul, a former researcher now working in the Sustainable Mineral Institute in Brisbane, Australia, is working to find which soil additives work best.
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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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2017 Dickeya & Pectobacterium Summit

November 9, 2017
Location: Bangor, Maine
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