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Pyroxasulfone now registered for minor use on edamame and muck celery

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently approved a minor use label expansion registration for Pyroxasulfone herbicide for control of labelled weeds in Canada.

Plant-based packaging film could extend soft fruit shelf life

In controlled lab experiments, the corn-based packaging released natural antimicrobial compounds when exposed to increased humidity and killed common harmful bacteria and fungi.

OMAFRA’s December Orchard Network newsletter now available

Included in this issue are articles on orchard management, crop protection and post-harvest management. The 2021 season overview contains lessons learned and is worth a look when preparing for the spring.
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University of Guelph: Hexanal curbs post-harvest apple spoilage

Apple growers can stem costly post-harvest spoilage losses by up to 20 per cent by applying a natural compound in orchards, according to a new University of Guelph study. The study found that applying hexanal to apples pre-harvest helps curb losses from a condition called “bitter pit,” which impairs fruit appearance and flavour. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40

Fruit & Vegetable’s Top 4 Under 40 program will be back in 2022. Get ready to nominate the most promising young movers and shakers in the horticulture sector by reading about last year’s winners. From commercial growers and researchers to equipment suppliers and service providers, we’re recognizing those driving Canada’s fruit and vegetable industry forward. » Read more...
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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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