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AAFC researcher breeding for better smelling apples

Canadian researchers are exploring whether breeding can be used to get rid of undesirable odours and find Canada’s next best-smelling (and selling) apple.

Canadian growers honoured at Organic Leadership Awards Gala

A cannabis grower, snack brand, cranberry and blueberry processor were just some of the Canadian organic industry members recognized at this year's Organic Leadership Awards Gala.

Lifelong innovator Don Peters wins Golden Apple Award

Don Peters, a well known apple industry innovator, has been named the 2019 Arysta Golden Apple Award winner. The award was presented posthumously on February 18 at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association annual meeting.
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Featured Articles 

Organic Standards review

The Canadian Organic Standards are updated every five years. Read about the proposed changes that affect fruit and vegetable producers from parallel production during organic transition to whether or not 100 per cent artificial light constitutes as organic. » Read more...

From the editor: Start of something new

The February 2020 issue of Fruit and Vegetable magazine explored a host of new ideas and varieties, in addition to introducing a new editor. » Read more...
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Aphids are pro-climate change

Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are creating a new dynamic when it comes to herbivorous insects in the field. It’s hard enough battling insects now, but imagine Canada without a winter season to break down their population. For herbivorous insects such as aphids, the increase in temperature is paradise. The question is why. Read more. » Read more...

Ontario Potato Conference

Mar. 5
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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Strawberry production workshop

March 10
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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