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AGannex Talks

Ontario announces $1M in funding to support recruiting efforts in ag sector

The funding will go toward projects that are identifying tactics that will boost the labour capacity, skill sets, and supply within the province's agricultural sector.

Conditions for growing sweet potatoes commercially

Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA horticultural IPM Specialist, breaks down the environmental requirements of a sweet potato, if variety matters, and if plastic row covers help increase soil temperature.

Produce sanitization firm Clean Works builds units to sanitize N95 masks

Beamsville, Ont.-based Clean Works, a produce sanitization firm, has gone from working with fruits and vegetables to manufacturing mobile units that can sanitize N95 masks.
SPonsored Spotlight 

Toxin-Free, Self-Resetting Rat & Mouse Trap

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Featured Articles 
Holland Marsh

Holland Marsh farmers invent Plexiglass protection for workers

A Holland Marsh farm created Plexiglass shields that go between seats in an onion transplanter as an added layer of protection for workers during COVID-19. The Plexiglass shields move to allow workers in and out of the transplanter and can be easily removed. » Read more...

How farmers adapted to the COVID-19 outbreak

In the beginning of March, some farmers were hit both by high demand for produce and sudden restrictions on where they could sell it. Here’s how some growers adapted to the situation from online deliveries to virtual farm tours. » Read more...
Sponsored Spotlight 

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.
Virtual Events 

Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers Initiative

April 21 - This webinar provides an overview of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour’s COVID-19 inspection initiative. » Read more

OFA Webinar: Navigating the Temporary Foreign Worker Program During COVID-19

April 28 - This webinar will present on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and OFVGA will provide the latest updates. » Read more

OFA Webinar: Tapping into the Local Labour Force During COVID-19

April 29 - This webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities of tapping into a local labour force. » Read more

COVID-19 protocols in the greenhouse

April 16 - Greenhouse Canada’s webinar discusses how to create a clean, safe and accepting environment for greenhouse workers. » Read more