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Lunchtime over for Colorado potato beetle

Chemicals in the leaves of potato plants – produced naturally by the plant – may hold the key to a new way to control Colorado potato beetles.

Eviction threats at Ontario farmers’ market

Several local producers say they're facing expulsion from the Peterborough, Ont., farmers market because of their campaign to increase transparency among fellow vendors, just months after an investigation revealed two vendors were not being upfront about the provenance of their fruits and veggies.

Pregnancy test science could protect Brussels sprouts

The science behind the home-pregnancy test is now being trialed to detect the presence of diseases that can devastate fields of vegetable crops, including Brussels sprouts.
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Research shows goldenrod residue inhibits common scab

Common scab is one of the most important diseases affecting potato crops worldwide. But researchers with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi have discovered that using fresh residues and/or bio-products from Canadian goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) may offer an alternative to conventional fumigants.

In the study, researchers conducted a preliminary investigation of the utilization of S. canadensis to reduce common scab severity, and determined the allopathic potentials of S. canadensis extracts on Streptomyces scabiei (also known as S. scabies).
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Government supports new tech on PEI farm

The federal government is supporting new automated processes at Green Meadow Farms to help increase productivity, allowing employees to focus their skills in other aspects of the business. » Read more...

Panel established to review risk management programs

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which will take effect April 1, 2018, producers will continue to have access to a robust suite of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs to help manage risks. » Read more...

Potatoes named in celebration of Canada 150

Two Canadian potato companies are celebrating Canada 150 by giving newly licensed potato varieties developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) a link to Canada. » Read more...

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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