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July 3, 2019

Artificial intelligence polls confirm Canadians support agriculture

Since last fall, the CFA has used AI methodology to assess public attitudes about Canada's Agri-Food sector, specifically in regard to economic development, food security and environmental stewardship.

Best growing practices for Radiance, Canada’s new sweet potato variety

To support growers, Vineland has conducted a series of agronomic trials in 2017 and 2018 to better understand how to grow this sweet potato efficiently.

New set of forecasted extreme weather indices to better equip producers

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada have created a new suite of Extreme Weather Indices to help producers prepare for extreme weather conditions that are now available online.
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What are you growing?

What are you growing this season?

What’s growing on your farm this season? Fruit & Vegetable magazine and BASF have teamed up to celebrate the hard work that goes into producing Canada’s fruit and vegetable bounty with the What’s Growing Canada video contest. Throughout the 2019 growing season, Canadian growers are invited to share production-focused video clips from their operation for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and $500! » Learn more...
Irrigation methods

Irrigation methods to reduce heat damage

Recent years have been some of the warmest on record, and that’s triggered record forest fire seasons all along the West Coast. And while blueberry growers haven’t seen significant impacts from forest fires, they’re well aware of the need to conserve water. Many older growers have shifted from overhead sprinkler systems; for newer growers, drip irrigation is the norm. But one consequence of the new irrigation systems is that blueberries are more prone to heat damage than in the past. » Read more...
Future trends

Future trends in biological control

Future trends in biological control − as well as potential opportunities and obstacles, including constraints surrounding the development of novel bio-pesticides − proved a popular session at the recent IUPAC2019 Conference. » Read more...
New import codes

New import codes for organic

The CFIA announced in earlier this year that all imported fruits and vegetables will be tagged with a sub-code to identify products as organic. » Read more...
Environmental assessments

Environmental assessments must measure impact on ag

The provincial government recently released a discussion paper – Modernizing Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Program – as they consider changes to the Environmental Assessment Act. » Read more...

Plant Canada 2019 Annual Meeting

July 7 – 10
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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NAFDMA Agritourism Farm Tour

July 23 - 24
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Potato Association of America Annual Meeting

July 28 – Aug. 1
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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