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Making frozen veggies tasty

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers re-examined the usual way of treating vegetables - blanching - which refers to briefly heat-treating the vegetables before freezing.

Preventing heat stress

Working in the intense heat of the summer sun can put workers at risk of heat stress, but heat stress can also hit you in places you wouldn't expect.

Researchers look to fungi to control disease

A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. University of Florida scientists hope to develop this biological strategy as they add to growers’ tools to help control Fusarium wilt.
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Assessing tunnels for fresh-market strawberries, raspberries

Using tunnels to provide a more consistent environment for raspberries and strawberries has been employed around the world, but less so in North America. Kathy Demchak from the Department of Plant Science at Penn State University has surveyed growers and conducted research on the use of tunnels in growing fresh-market strawberries and raspberries to help growers determine if the option is viable in their own field. » Read more...

Maritime Wild Blueberry Field Day

July 12
Location: Parrsboro, N.S.
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Ridgetown Vegetable Open House

July 19
Location: Ridgetown, Ont.
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