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Chemical imaging technology to improve P.E.I. potato safety

It will now be elementary for a P.E.I. raw potato preparation operation to inspect the inside of potatoes with new technology called the Sherlock Separator-2400.

CPB genome gives insight into major ag pest

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry – and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed to stop it.

Arctic Fuji apple receives Canadian approval

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s third non-browning Arctic apple variety, Arctic Fuji, has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC).
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Spears of success

Love for asparagus is growing in the U.S., Canada and Europe, which is music to the ears of those at Asparagus Farmers of Ontario (AFO) and its offshoot seed firm, Fox Seeds.
It was back in late 2012 that the Ontario Asparagus Growers’ Marketing Board changed its name to AFO to reflect a ‘grower first’ philosophy. At the time, a new governance structure was also created, and Fox Seeds was formed. Executive director for both entities, Bernie Solymár, came on board in 2013. He indicates that, because AFO is a not-for-profit organization regulated under the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Act, selling seed would have to be done under a private corporation.
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Sour cherry, haskap production workshop in Alberta

Sour cherries and haskap (blue honeysuckles) are excellent fruit crops to grow in Alberta, with lots of potential markets for these tasty berries. » Read More

Updating the CanadaGAP manual for 2018

As communicated recently, the CanadaGAP manuals have been updated for 2018. » Read more

Dos and don’ts of running drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is no longer the ‘new kid on the block,’ and nearly 10 per cent of U.S. farms rely on it to grow their crops. Each year, new growers dabble with drip and many learn by trial and error. » Read more

2018 Direct Farm Marketing Conference

February 10, 2018
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Nuts & Bolts of Running a Market Garden

February 12, 2018
Location: Webinar
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Canada’s Agriculture Day 2018

February 13, 2018
Location: Across Canada
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CanadaGAP Food Safety Workshop – Truro

February 13, 2018
Location: Truro, Nova Scotia
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