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Ontario launches pilot project to vaccinate arriving TFWs

On April 10, Ontario embarked on a pilot project to vaccinate temporary foreign workers in the province’s agri-food sector upon their arrival at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Protecting perennial fruit crops from frost damage

Early warm weather puts perennial fruit crops, like tree fruit and strawberries, at greater risk of late spring frost damage. OMAFRA fruit specialists share tips on how to prevent and mitigate frost damage.

Canada to enhance cybersecurity in agriculture sector

Recently, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced $500,000 in funding for the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance’s Cyber Security Capacity in Canadian Agriculture project.
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Featured News 

Mixing it up with cover crops

Growing cover crops in vineyards is an increasingly popular practice for Canadian grapegrowers. They have a long list of positives for viticulture but cover crops have been particularly successful for one Okanagan grower. According to Gene Covert, organic vegetable and grape grower, the health of his soil is largely due to the cover crops he has been growing over the past five years. » Read more...

Grassroots’ survey finds positive public perceptions of Canadian ag

A recent national Agri-Food public opinion poll by Grassroots Public Affairs finds that Canadians hold positive views on the current and future state of agriculture and food in Canada. Grassroots’ online survey measured attitudes, direction and intensity of public opinion on a range of issues and policies affecting the domestic agri-food sector. » Read more...
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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. » Order now
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Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

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