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What can tree fruit growers expect in 2021?

As 2020 was a particularly challenging year for tree fruit producers, pruning, and thinning may have been reduced and harvest may have been affected. Kathryn Carter and Erika DeBrouwer, fruit crop specialists with OMAFRA, offer advice to growers on how to deal with the aftermath of this in 2021.

Quebec berry processor acquires Decas Cranberry Products

Fruit d’Or, a Québec company that specializes in the processing of organic and conventional cranberry and wild blueberry, has acquired Decas Cranberry Products, Inc.

Podcast: Healthy soil, healthy ROI

Martin Entz of the University of Manitoba believes Canada has some of the best soils in the world. But we have to put in the effort to keep those soils healthy if we want to keep growing in the long term.
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Featured News 

Grafting: A good compromise compared to a full replant

As wine drinker’s tastes have evolved, along with viticulture and vintner practices, vineyard managers must look for ways to change up varieties. One way to do this is to graft different grape varietal vines onto established vines. Saving the cost of a full replant and avoiding a three- to four-year loss in production are major economic drivers behind grafting. But grafting is not necessarily a slam dunk. » Read more
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On demand at the Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

This afternoon, we hosted Fruit & Vegetable's first-ever Summit, providing industry updates from the leading voices in Canada's fruit and vegetable sector. Recordings of today's sessions will be available in a few days. In the meantime, be sure to check out our on-demand sessions. They include discussions on new specialty crops to keep an eye on with OMAFRA's new crop specialist Evan Elford and spotted-wing drosophila with AAFC's knowledge and technology transfer specialist Jesse MacDonald. » Read more
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