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Farming, processing associations protest extra fees imposed by large grocery retailers

Several farming and processing associations issued a joint statement against the potential of additional fees introduced by large grocery retailers on their suppliers.

Windsor-Essex finally moving to Stage 3 of reopening

Windsor-Essex, a region that had more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 among agricultural workers, will move into Stage 3 on August 12.

Report calls for changes to protect migrant agricultural workers

Canada’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union released a special report on migrant farm workers, recounting the past three decades and outlining 14 reforms to improve programs for workers.
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Macfrut Digital 2020 – the world of fruit and vegetable just a click away

Macfrut, which normally takes place in Rimini, Italy, is one of the world’s largest event for the fruit and vegetable industry: 8 halls of products, materials and technology, 1,000 exhibitors, 43,500 visitors.

This year, as a result of the global health emergency the 37th edition of Macfrut will be ONLINE.  Macfrut Digital 2020 is an innovative platform, where industry professionals, buyers and exhibitors will be able to interact, schedule meetings, host product and technology demos, attend seminars and presentations virtually through a PC, tablet or smartphone. 

For more information on the event please visit

To get a complimentary registration to Macfrut Digital 2020 fill out the online form available here

Breakthroughs in measuring apple texture

For the first time, Vineland Research Innovation Centre’s consumer insights team is able to demonstrate how critical sensory attributes – taste, texture – can be predicted using friction measurements of apple flesh. Friction measurements can measure how crisp, juicy and mealy an apple is. » Read more...
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Labour saving in the field

In 2015, Canadian horticultural producers looked at ways to automate field tasks in response to an increasing minimum wage. In 2020, labour continues to be an issue. This throwback feature looks at how one Ontario apple grower threw effort into doing more with less with automation upgrades. » Read more...
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Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables

Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of modern MAP technologies for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Coverage begins with the general MAP concept and application by introducing the concept of MAP, how MAP works for fresh-cut produce and the benefits and shortfalls of MAP in its application. The book then discusses the basic aspects of MAP – packaging materials and machinery. Coverage of this important aspect is included in the book since fresh-cut manufacturers spend much more time in the day-to-day operations on packaging machinery and systems as compared to packaging film materials. In the final section, Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables highlights the latest developments in the packaging industry and how they could impact the fresh-cut industry. Learn more
Virtual Events 

Grower Day

Log on at 1pm on August 12 to re-energize your outlook in greenhouse production. » Learn more

Manitoba Horticulture School Webinar Series

Another session of the horticulture school series will take place on August 13 at 1:30 CDT. » Learn more

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association Field Tours

Tune in for a series of videos to see the results of local research on rootstock trials, replant disease, fruit thinning and more. » Learn more