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Promising irrigation method succeeds in potatoes

A University of Idaho researcher says a water-efficient irrigation method he helped devise was effective in potatoes during 2017 trials and is poised for significant expansion in the coming season.

Spotted lanternfly discovered in NY

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets recently confirmed that the spotted lanternfly – an invasive insect originating in East Asia – has been found in New York state.

Orchard management using unmanned aircraft

Unmanned aircraft (UA) – commonly called drones – are a new technology that can quickly collect, quantify, and record a variety of important data about orchards that many growers inherently measure by eye.
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Grape grower’s heart and soul is in the vineyard

It’s often been said that a grape grower’s heart and soul is in the vineyard. Even though Ontario’s new grape king, Doug Whitty, may be the latest of three kings to either own or have strong ties to one winery, he believes that future royalty will be stand-alone growers, as in the past.
Whitty is co-owner of 13th Street Winery, located just outside St. Catharines, Ont., and is the 61st titular head of the Niagara Wine Festival. In Ontario, many winery owners are growers first because they are compelled to have a minimum amount of vineyard acreage on the winery site.
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Empire State Producers Expo

January 16-18, 2018
Location: Syracuse, New York
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2018 Scotia Hort Congress

January 22-23, 2018
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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2018 Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Annual Meeting

January 23-24, 2018
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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2018 Manitoba Potato Production Days

January 23-25, 2018
Location: Brandon, Manitoba
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