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New agri-business development hub in northern Ontario

Bioenterprise has launched a pan-northern Ontario pilot project that will focus on connecting start-ups and early-stage businesses with services and targeted resources across Ontario and Canada.

NutriAg introduces silicon calcium foliar fertilizer

NutriAg recently introduced SiliCalMax, a newly registered silicon and calcium foliar fertilizer ideal for both fruit and vegetable crops.

Nominate an up-and-coming horticulture leader today

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.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Versys stops aphids from feeding and creates a lasting barrier against them.

Aphid infestations can be incredibly unpredictable. Until now. Versys® insecticide quickly stops aphids and white flies from feeding, protecting the health of your crop and quality of your product. With a new mode of action, it also controls populations that are resistant to other chemistries. And Versys is safe for beneficial insects, ensuring that your targeted pests are the only bugs that check out. >> Visit agsolutions.ca/horticulture to learn more.
Featured News 

From the editor: Looking into the future

Spring is on the horizon, and growers across Canada are gearing up for the 2021 growing season. As the ground thaws and temperatures slowly rise, plans for planting, pruning and preparing the soil are shifting into high gear. Will the lingering pandemic affect the availability of temporary foreign workers again? » Read more...
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Marketing Matters: Tips for introducing a value-added product

For Canadian fruit and vegetable growers looking for ways to improve their business beyond maximizing their yield, what is there to do? One option is to introduce a value-added product. Canada is notorious for doing lots of primary agriculture but not taking the next step of “added value,” where the profit margins are higher. Learn the dos and don’ts for using this tactic. » Read more...
Annex Bookstore 

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