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B.C. funds emergency operation measures for farmers’ markets

The one-time program is providing $475,000, with up to $15,000 available for each eligible applicant; applications are due Jan. 28 at noon Pacific time.

New Quebec controlled-environment vertical strawberry farm

With a total area of 1,150 square metres, Quebec-based Ferme d’hiver’s project becomes the largest controlled-environment vertical strawberry farm in Canada.

Seasonal ag workers returning to Ontario

The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) has operated for 56 years in Ontario, helping growers affected by a chronic shortage of domestic labour to fill vacancies.
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PIC: The rise and fall of Blackleg-causing bacteria

Blackleg confounds potato growers, especially since several bacteria can cause the yield-robbing scourge. Fortunately, one of the main culprits, Dickeya dianthicola, is not often found in Canada. However, other bacteria that can cause Blackleg infect fields regularly. The difficulty is knowing which bacteria is present in order to mitigate the problem effectively. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 returns in 2022

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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