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Cleanfarms launches ag plastic recycling program in B.C.

Farmers in the McBride area of British Columbia who use twine, bale wrap, silage bags and bunker covers will be able to recycle these used plastic materials as part of a new pilot recycling project.

Ukko Robotics introduces direct-to-consumer platform for farm retail

Canadian farm technology company Ukko Robotics recently introduced Vendii, a new direct-to-consumer sales platform for farmers and other small businesses needing a non-staffed retail solution.

CubicFarm to construct commercial-scale vertical farm system in Vancouver

CubicFarm recently announced a new project to deliver a commercial-scale FreshHub with 96 CubicFarm System modules, the company’s largest project to date.
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The benefits of leaving it be

While it’s easy to understand that no-till farming can reduce erosion, the debate of proven benefits and commercial viability persists within the farming community. To the conventional commercial farmer who tills, the no-till movement may seem like a fringe activity. But with positive reports from AAFC and the USDA, no-till has entered the mainstream. » Read more...

OMAFRA: Keep an eye on Alternaria in Brassicas and carrots

The OMAFRA vegetable crop team has released a crop update for the end of August, featuring information on growing degree days, weather and rainfall, as well as status reports for many vegetable crops. Alternaria is spreading in Brassicas and carrots, and aster yellows incidence in carrots has been high this year. » Read more...
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The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages.

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