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Poll shows Canadians support TFWs remaining in Canada

In a recent research poll commissioned by two Canadian senators, eight out of ten Canadians support (to some degree) providing a way for temporary foreign workers to stay in Canada.

Syngenta introduces new insecticide for sucking pests

Spiropidion handles sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies and scales, but is safe to natural beneficial insects and pollinators, offering farmers a new tool for Integrated Pest Management programs.

Automated machinery allows for increased market opportunities

A Nova Scotia-based tree fruit farm has purchased automated equipment, thanks to a government loan program, in an effort to enter the markets in the eastern U.S. and Ontario.
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Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage, 2nd Edition

The second edition of this very well-received book, which in its first edition was entitled Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables, has been welcomed by the community of postharvest physiologists and technologists who found the first edition of such great use. The book covers, in comprehensive detail, postharvest physiology as it applies to postharvest quality, technology relating to maturity determination, harvesting, packaging, postharvest treatments, controlled atmosphere storage, ripening and transportation on a very wide international range of fruits and vegetables. >> Learn More

Good year for fresh potatoes

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges to growers across Canada, British Columbia’s fresh potato industry has had an excellent year. Beneficial weather conditions and increased demand led to one of the best years for BC potato production, according to Peter Guichon of Felix Farms in Ladner, B.C. » Read more...
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Breeding potatoes for common scab resistance

Common scab is a widespread disease issue that can lead to major economic losses – at least $17 million per year – for producers across Canada. Bourlaye Fofana, a researcher at the AAFC Harrington Research Farm in PEI, is working to develop potato varieties that are resistant to common scab through comparative gene expression profiling. » Read more...
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