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Grower Day

Assessing and managing frost-damaged grape vines

OMAFRA’s Kathryn Carter has created a resource for assessing frost damage on grape vines, the potential impacts it could have going forward and how to manage frost-damaged vines.

Grower input requested for European corn borer survey

As part of a harmonized monitoring protocol, growers are asked to report any ECB eggs, larvae or damage they find in any host crop via the early/mid-season and late season surveys.

Podcast: In conversation with Top 4 Under 40 winner Nicholas Ploeg

Nicholas Ploeg of Sunrise Potatoes discusses the power of learning what the crop is telling you, rolling with the punches in a swiftly changing industry, and the value of efficiencies for a growing operation.
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Featured News 

Automating mushroom harvest

Growing and harvesting mushrooms is a labour-intensive, complex process. Hand-picking remains the best way to ensure low rates of damage, but it is demanding work. Mushrooms are grown and harvested throughout the year and it takes training, skill and a lot of manual labour to do it right. A group at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario is working to solve this challenge. » Read more...

Strawberry PYO season kicks off early in Ontario

It’s pick-your-own strawberries season in Ontario once again, and business was already booming on June 11 at Meadow Lynn Farms in Simcoe, Ont. Sharon Judd, co-proprietor of the mixed farm, notes that the weather extremes have been unexpectedly beneficial to the crop, but more rain and less heat are needed for the berries to last the typical month-long season. » Read more...
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Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

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Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

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