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OMAFRA: Building resilient soils

Each year’s challenges provide lessons in the importance of resilient soils. Resilient soils result in resilient cropping systems, which produce higher yields and better resist breaking under stress.

Bayer to launch organic seed portfolio in 2022

The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse and glasshouse market: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. These will be followed by tomato rootstock varieties in 2023.

New Case IH vertical tillage tool for variable soil management

Available for fall 2022, the VT-Flex 435 offers simple, variable gang angle adjustments, allowing producers to meet the soil management needs of any field with greater flexibility and precision.
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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.

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Featured News 

Apples to apples

Are all apple microbiomes created equally? That is what a recent international study sought to determine. Three researchers with AAFC – Oualid Ellouz and Karin Schneider, with AAFC-Vineland, and Shawkat Ali, with AAFC-Kentville – took part in the first worldwide study on the apple fruit microbiome, and have curated some key points from the study in a Canadian context. » Read more...

IWCA: Honouring women in agriculture

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) is a recognition program designed to celebrate the work women are doing across Canada’s agriculture industry. Our seven 2021 honourees have already shared their stories, wisdom and insights in the IWCA podcast series. Now, we’ve included highlights from those inspiring conversations in this digital publication. » Read more...