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Spotty rainfall across P.E.I. leaves some producers feeling the heat

Incredibly spotty rainfall - some areas seeing thunderstorms, others seeing nothing - over the past few days across P.E.I. is doing little to quell concerns of farmers enduring a very dry growing season.

High incidence of second growth for Ontario’s fresh market growers

Harvest of Ontario’s fresh market potatoes continues, but not without some heat-related issues like second growth and misshaped tubers.

Ag accelerator partners with University Of The Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley and Bioenterprise will partner to connect agriculture-focused companies and entrepreneurs with resources to test, grow and scale their businesses.
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. Learn more

Canada, B.C. governments invest in farm innovation projects

Commercial greenhouse strawberries, biocontrol robots and wild forest mushroom production are some of the projects that received funding to expand. The governments of Canada and B.C. are supporting 14 new projects with more than $2.4 million through the Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program. » Read more...
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Recipients of $50-million surplus food rescue fund announced

Eight organizations across Canada will split a $50-million government fund to redistribute surplus food to food insecure families. Not-for-profits like Food Banks Canada and Second Harvest, and La Tablée des Chefs, will redistribute products such as potatoes, walleye, chicken, turkey, eggs, and more. » Read more...
Virtual Events 

Managing Harvest through COVID-19

On August 26, members from WorkSafeBC, AgSafe and winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will discuss managing harvest through COVID-19 following the BC Wine Grape Council’s annual meeting. » Learn more

Grower Day

Check out what you missed from Grower Day 2020 by watching the live panels, available online now. » Learn more

Manitoba Horticulture School Webinar Series

Another session of the horticulture school series will take place on September 10 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