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January 15, 2020

Applications open for projects that address bee health

Projects that support bee health, such as projects to detect and manage pests such as varroa mites or equipment to help managed honey bees survive over the winter months, can apply for funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Deadline approaches for agri-food research initiative

The deadline to apply for a new Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative, with a focus on food safety in fruit and vegetable production, is Jan. 23, 2020.

New technology achieves improved potato storage

A new potato cellar design is about 60 per cent more efficient than a traditional cellar and has better air circulation.
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Featured Articles 

A decade of growth, change and challenge

For Fruit & Vegetable magazine’s 75th anniversary issue, we revisited Greg and Tania MacKenzie of MacKenzie Produce in Stratford, P.E.I., who were featured growers in a 2010 issue. What has changed in the past decade for the MacKenzies’ operation and what continues to grow strong? » Read more...
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Anointing the king

John Fedorkow of Fruithaven Farms has been named the 2019 Grape King, a title bestowed upon an Ontario grape grower who exemplifies excellence in the vineyard. Fruithaven Farms used to be a run-down mixed-use cattle farm, but after several years of rehabilitation and hard work, Fedorkow has restored Fruithaven Farms to be a standout vineyard. » Read more...

Guelph Organic Conference

Jan. 23-26
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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Manitoba Potato Production Days

Jan. 28-30
Location: Brandon, Man.
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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Feb. 19-20
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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