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December 18, 2019
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Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers names 2019 national winners

Justin and Laura Rogers of Brae, P.E.I. and Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, Que. were chosen as national winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program’s national event.

Ontario launches $5.75M multi-year project to improve soil health

The On-Farm Applied Research and Monitoring (ONFARM) project, a $5.75-million, multi-year project, will develop a province-wide approach to measuring soil health, measure practices that reduce runoff, and create more research and monitoring sites to promote peer-to-peer learning.

U.S. approves three types of GM potatoes

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the late blight pathogen have been approved as safe to eat and produce by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

The effects of time and temperature on the postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables are visually depicted in the Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables. Through hundreds of vibrant color photographs, this unique resource illustrates how the appearance (e.g., color, shape, defects and injuries) of fruits and vegetables changes throughout their postharvest life and how storage temperature greatly contributes to critical quality changes.

The book’s extensive coverage describes 37 different fruits and vegetables from different groups that were stored at five specific temperatures and photographed daily after specified elapsed periods of time. » Learn more
Featured Articles 
High Tunnels

High tunnels provide fresh, local vegetables in northern climates

Fresh, healthy and tasty vegetables can be impossible to find in colder states during the dead of winter, at least locally. The Dec. 7 Sustainable, Secure Food blog by Vicki Morrone, explores “high tunnels” and how they help farmers extend their growing season. » Read more...

Researchers identify strategies to help manage phosphorus

Phosphorus runoff, including that from container-grown plants, can be harmful to water quality. Because of this, researchers are looking into ways nurseries can keep phosphorus where it belongs – in the pots. » Read more...

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