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OCO examines regenerative ag certification

The Organic Council of Ontario is evaluating regenerative certification and verification programs in an Ontario context, most recently the Savory Institute’s Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV).

PMRA returns re-evaluation decision on mancozeb

The PMRA has determined that continued registration of mancozeb is acceptable, with some exceptions. Apples, onions, sugar beets, field cucumbers, potatoes and squash are among the crops with acceptable uses.

FPT ag minister meeting seeks to improve AgriStability

Discussions focused on the future of Business Risk Management programs, balance in the retail-supplier relationship, and how to improve AgriStability, including removing the Reference Margin Limits.
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Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field. >> Learn More

Commercial blueberry production coming soon to northern Canada

An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research team in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, is crossing cultivated (highbush) blueberries with their high-in-antioxidants, extremely cold hardy wild (lowbush) cousins in hopes of developing a mid-high hybrid suitable for northern Canadian commercial production. » Read more...
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Okanagan apple woes: Stunted harvest caps off difficult year

Between a wet start to the season, smoke from the West Coast forest fires, labour shortages and a cold snap killing 17 million pounds of apples, it’s safe to say apple growers in the Okanagan, B.C., are dealing with one of the worst years in recent memory. All of these issues are in addition to a multi-year trend of reduced yields and prices that leave growers in the red. » Read more...
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