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September 18, 2019

Avoid harvest-related fatigue

With harvest in full swing, farmers need to be aware of the risks associated with worker fatigue.

Researcher examines berry polyphenols

A Florida State University researcher is examining how the polyphenol compounds found in blackberries could be used to help fight the buildup of artery plaque.

End of season checklist for managing late blight

All growers should take the time to assess the past growing season and the level of risk of late blight infection or re-infection that they will face for the next growing season.
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Featured Articles 
Food security threatened

Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security

A multi-national team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture's increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic stability. The study, which was published in the journal Global Change Biologyon, is the first global assessment of the relationship between trends in crop diversity and agricultural dependence on pollinators. » Read more...
What’s Growing Canada?

Video Alert: What’s Growing Canada?

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! » Read more...
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USask study

USask-led study shows insecticides threaten survival of wild birds

New research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows how the world’s most widely used insecticides could be partly responsible for a dramatic decline in songbird populations. » Read more...
Oak tree

Oaks in vineyards a ‘win-win’ for bats and growers

During vineyard development, Central Coast grape growers often feel compelled to leave an old iconic oak standing, even if it ends up right in the middle of their vineyard. While driving through the Central Coast, it’s not unusual to see the pattern of vineyard rows broken by a majestic oak tree. Aside from their beauty, what are some of the ecosystem services that these majestic trees provide? » Read more...
Plastic packaging

Unpacking plastic packaging

Consumers’ food ideologies are closely connected with their food purchasing habits. This is especially true in the organic industry. » Read more...

What’s Growin’ On 2019

Sept. 19
Location: Vineland, Ont.
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Farm Mentorship Gathering

Sept. 22
Location: St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba
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Soil Health Symposium Series 2019

Sept. 26
Location: London, Ont.
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