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Applications for NL’s Vegetable Transplant Program now open

Since 2018, this program has provided eligible commercial farmers with high-quality vegetable transplants to help increase the production and variety of produce grown and promote higher marketable yields.

Syngenta Canada adds new fungicides for potatoes, horticultural crops

Syngenta Canada recently announced three additions to their Miravis fungicide lineup, including one for potatoes and specialty crops and one for an expanded range of horticultural crops.

Registration now open for Guelph Organic Conference

The 2021 conference consists of five online seminars. Topics include organic certification, organic vegetable seeds and crop production, and how to handle barriers to transitioning to organic production.
Annex Bookstore 

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
Featured News 

New, comprehensive air-assist spray guide now available

Sprayers 101, run by OMAFRA application technology specialist Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf, co-owner of Agrimetrix Research and Training in Saskatoon, has released an updated guide to air-assisted spraying. The second edition of Airblasting 101 covers a broader scope of air-assisted sprayers and will introduce readers to equipment and practices they may not have encountered before. » Read more...
Fruit Veg

How one U-Pick farm coped with COVID-19

In a normal season, U-Pick operations open their fields to thousands of visitors to pick their own fruit and berries. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers had to consider how to adapt their operation to the province’s public health protocols. Here’s how Blueberry Acres, a raspberry and blueberry U-Pick in the Annapolis Valley, handled the changes. » Read more...