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Canada Plastics Pact looks to reduce plastic waste and pollution

More than 35 partners have joined the CPP, representing diverse parts of the plastics value chain. Because plastic packaging accounts for 47 per cent of all plastic waste, it will be the immediate focus.

Altacor now registered against peach tree borers

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has expanded Altacor’s label to include peach tree borer and lesser peach tree borer in all stone fruit.

Fruit & Vegetable to honour Top 4 Under 40 in Canadian horticulture

From commercial growers and researchers to equipment suppliers and service providers, Fruit & Vegetable is recognizing the talent of those driving Canada’s fruit and vegetable industry forward.
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Think Different. Farm Better.

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Featured News 

High-tech cucumber harvesting

Cucumbers are big business for Canada as the world’s fourth largest exporter of the fruit. But labour shortages have kept – and will continue to keep – production from reaching its full potential. A group at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario is working to create a robot capable of harvesting greenhouse cucumbers to help solve the labour challenge. » Read more...
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The economics of counting apple buds

Precision pruning and bud-counting have been pitched as an economic strategy for apple production by Cornell University’s Terence Robinson for years. Thanks to a four-year, $4.8 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, he and colleagues across the United States will be able to develop this strategy more fully. » Read more...
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The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages. >> Learn More