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2021 OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Protection Guide now available

OMAFRA’s Vegetable Crop Protection Guide provides updated information on pesticide use and regulations, including any changes made by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).

Survey of farmer mental health ongoing

The goal of the survey is to investigate the relationships between stress and resilience and to gather important, confidential information about the mental health of farmers in Canada.

CABI launches online portal for biological pest control options

The Bioprotection Portal is intended to help growers and pest management advisors identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products for their specific crop-pest problems.
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Providing your crop the best start possible will have an effect on overall yield. Whether it is transplant stress or potential frost, having stronger roots with an abundance of root hairs will assist in maximizing your crops’ potential. Timac Agro Canada’s Biostimulant, Fertiactyl, was developed with performance and sustainability in mind. Fertiactyl applied at planting will boost root development and enhance nutrient uptake during this critical time. With multiple trials throughout the province, our Agronomic Technical Consultants are tasked with ensuring proper follow up during the growing season.

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Featured News 

Seeds of opportunity: “Exotic” fruit has Ontario roots

A tree producing fruit that tastes like a combination of mango and banana might seem best-suited to a tropical climate, but the common pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is native to southwestern Ontario; it can also be grown in southern British Columbia and Quebec. Growers, recognizing the potential in the sweet, custard-like flesh of the fruits, are helping bring the pawpaw back. » Read more...

Podcast: In conversation with Top 4 Under 40 winner Susan Judd

In February, Fruit & Vegetable set out to recognize the next generation of trailblazers driving the Canadian fruit and vegetable industry forward with the Top 4 Under 40 program. In this episode, Susan Judd, retail processes manager at Heeman’s and co-creator of Ride the Bine, discusses the importance of networking, consumer misconceptions about agriculture, and produce as the new fast food. » Read more...
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Annex Bookstore

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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Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

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