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February 6, 2019

Putting the strawberry fruit rot prediction model to the test

A predictive model for strawberry anthracnose fruit rot was developed in Florida to help growers predict when they should and shouldn’t be treating their berry crops.

New online resource helps producers improve productivity

The Agri-food Management Institute has launched a new online resource called Farm Productivity to help producers increase efficiencies and reduce areas of waste on their farms.

Government of Canada supports new agricultural workforce tools

This project, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program, is designed to clarify best practices for recruiting and retaining international workers.
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Apps for the field

Assessing apps for use in the field

Every day there is a new smartphone application launched that claims to assist growers in their farming efforts. And while many of these apps can be beneficial tools, wading through the ever-growing lineup of offerings can be a daunting task. “I think apps are a really good tool when we are busy. But, just like any other tool, you want to spend some time doing your research before downloading or paying for anything,” says Renee Prasad, assistant professor of agriculture at the University of the Fraser Valley. » Learn More
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Direct Farm Marketing Conference 2019

February 8 – 9
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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B.C. Fruit Growers Association AGM

February 12 – 13
Location: Pentiction, B.C.
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B.C. Tree Fruit Horticulture Symposium

February 20
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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