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October 30, 2019
BASF Video Contest

Custom propagation for grape growers and wineries

The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network has received funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program to test vines used for propagation for Grapevine Leafroll associated Virus 1 and 3, Red Blotch Virus and Pinot Gris Virus.

Hensall co-op pledges funds to new research centre

Hensall District Co-operative Inc. recently announced that it has pledged $100,000 towards the Ontario Sustainable Crop Research and Innovation Centre at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus.

Final project details from the McCain Fund released

Since 2017, the McCain Foods Adjustment Fund has helped to create 140 new jobs for Islanders in the Borden-Carleton region of P.E.I.
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Annex Bookstore

Handbook of Fruit and Vegetable Flavors

The demand for new flavors continues to rise. Today’s consumers want interesting, healthy, pleasurable, and exciting taste experiences, creating new challenges for today’s food and flavor scientists. Fortunately, they can turn to this comprehensive reference on the flavor science and technology of fruits, vegetables, spices, and oils for guidance on everything from basic science to new technologies to commercialization.

Each of the chapters has been written by one or more leading experts in food and flavor science. The authors represent more than ten countries, giving food and flavor scientists a unique global perspective on the latest flavor science, technology, and applications.
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Handpicked: Stories from the field

Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems launches podcast series

The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, based at Wilfrid Laurier University, has launched a new podcast series to showcase research that drives positive changes in the ways we produce, gather, eat, dispose of and understand our food. Handpicked: Stories from the Field presents the real-life stories of people such as farmers, academics, community partners, policy makers and activists as they work to make food systems more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. » Read more...

Last call for What’s Growing Canada Video Contest submissions

Did you capture some great videos on your farm this season? F&V wants to see the action that took place on your farm this year. Share a video clip from your operation for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and $500! Don’t miss out, the contest closes Oct. 31. » Read more...
Organic News 
Riparian buffers

Riparian buffers can make good pollinator habitat

Farmers and landowners who want to increase pollinator habitat while also improving water quality should consider the benefits of saturated riparian buffers enhanced with native wildflowers. » Read More
Gestion Agria

Quebec grants $4.7 million in funding to Gestion AgrIA

Gestion AgrIA has received a financial contribution of $4.7 million from the government of Quebec to complete a key research project that is helping growers boost their productivity while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. » Read More

Island farmers and watershed groups form partnership

A new committee is exploring ways to help Island farmers better handle farm-related environment issues, strengthen a core sector of the economy and help farm families build a strong future. » Read More

2019 B.C. Seed Gathering

November 8-9
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Growing Innovations

November 8-9
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Soil Sampling and Fertility Workshop

November 18
Location: St. Jacobs, Ont.
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