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October 10, 2018

New insights for sustainable control of potato late blight

Wageningen University and Research is using computer models to develop sustainable management strategies in the control of potato late blight.

Scientists hope to breed better tasting sweet corn

University of Florida scientists plan to use a $7.3 million, four-year grant to find the genetic traits that will make sweet corn taste even better, last longer and grow better.

New initiative to support B.C.'s agriculture sector impacted by wildfires

This initiative will provide up to $5 million to assist British Columbia's farmers and ranchers with the extraordinary costs incurred as a result of the 2018 wildfires.
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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...

Great Idea to Viable Business

October 15
Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia
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Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference - East

October 15-16
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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Introduction to Food Safety and HACCP

October 16
Location: Bible Hill, Nova Scotia
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Surviving and Thriving in the Food Industry

October 16
Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia
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