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New PMRA measures for imidacloprid

Many uses of imidacloprid products meet current standards for protection of human health and the environment. However, certain uses of imidacloprid are cancelled to address potential environmental risks.

Warm weather heats up Ontario apple pest problems

Thanks to the recent warm, dry weather, Ontario’s apples are progressing quickly. The weather means pest conditions are also heating up, with powdery mildew and insect pest pressure rising.

New tech streams of Food Waste Reduction Challenge launched

Up to $6.5 million in funding will be awarded to innovators with novel technologies that can extend the life of food or transform food that would otherwise be lost or wasted.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Hoskin Scientific Brings You Cutting Edge ePAR Measurement Solutions with the MQ-610: 380-760 nm ePAR Meter

Apogee's newest, cutting-edge ePAR (extended PAR) sensor was designed to measure the newly defined 380-760 nm ePAR radiation range that research has shown to be photosynthetically active, beyond the traditional 400-700 nm range. The MQ-610 has a hand-held meter, attached via cable, that displays and stores measurements. The sensor features a rugged, aluminum housing that is fully-submersible and built to withstand harsh conditions.

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Featured News 

Seeds of opportunity: Saskatoon berry

Saskatoon berries have always been a classic of the Prairie summer season. But within a generation, U-Pick operations and farms producing Saskatoon berry-based restaurant ingredients have exploded in popularity, and some growers are beginning to eye the international market as the berry becomes more widely appreciated for its hardiness, nutritional value and unique taste. » Read more...

Podcast: In conversation with Top 4 Under 40 winner Philip Keddy

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, Philip Keddy, production manager of C.O. Keddy Nursery Inc., discusses the importance of finding what fits for your operation even if it’s unconventional and the power of building a rapport with your customers. » Read more...
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Annex Bookstore

Temperate Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, 1st Edition

This volume, Temperate Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, presents the latest pomological research on the production, postharvest handling, processing and storage, and information on marketing for a selection of temperate fruits. These include apple, pear, quince, peach, plum, sweet cherry, kiwifruit, strawberry, mulberry, and chestnut. With chapters from fruit experts from different countries of the world, the book provides the latest information on the effect of climate change on fruit production, organic fruit growing and advanced fruit breeding, the nutraceutical value and bioactive compounds in fruits and their role in human health, and new and advanced methods of fruit production. Topics include microirrigation, sustainable nutrient management, crop protection and plant health management, and farm mechanization.

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Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

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