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B.C. continues funding TFW quarantine program

To ensure the health and safety of the workers, the B.C. government will continue to fund hotel, food-service costs, interpretation and translation services, health screening and other necessary supports during the quarantine period.

Canadian strawberry growers face new fungal pathogen

A new Neopestalotiopsis species, a fungal pathogen identified by researchers in Florida in 2017 after causing severe disease outbreaks in some of the state’s strawberry fields, was found in Ontario in fall 2020.

Canadian Ag Safety Week kicks off with $1.4 million investment

The investment of up to $1.4 million over two years by AAFC will provide the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) with funding for valuable farm safety tools and advice to Canada’s agriculture industry.
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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.

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Apple variety

Core facts about new apple variety

Providence is a new, red-fleshed apple cultivar developed at the University of Guelph’s Simcoe Research Station by John Cline, professor of pomology and tree fruit physiology. The Empire-cross crab apple produces crimson juice that retains its colour when processed or fermented, which is among the factors that make Providence a promising addition for the craft cider and jelly industries. » Read more
Migrant Workers

Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit limits TFW numbers in transit

Farmers in Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont., who hire temporary foreign workers (TFWs) will be obligated to pick them up from the airport in groups of one to three, rather than the usual, more efficient transportation methods, like buses. This is as a result of an order from the Haldimand-Norfolk Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, in an effort to prevent outbreaks on multiple farms. » Read more

Podcast: Dealing with disruption

The last year has been one of disruption and uncertainty. But as much as we’re all longing for a return to precedented times, the question remains: what happens the next time we have a new normal to deal with? Will producers and other professionals be ready the next time they need to make a big change on a dime? Ag editor Bree Rody speaks with industry representatives about lessons learned from a quick pivot, and how it could help producers prepare if there is a next time. » Learn more
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Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

The recorded live and on-demand sessions are now available! » Learn more