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Weston Foundation launches production challenge

The challenge centres around a competition to generate solutions that will enable domestic food producers to grow berries out of season, sustainably, competitively and at scale.

Ontario supports ag and hort societies affected by pandemic

The $1 million in funding will help the province’s agricultural and horticultural societies continue to operate and support their efforts to educate people about the value and significance of agriculture in the province.

How do you access and use horticulture research?

The Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University is conducting a series of surveys in Ontario’s horticulture sector to learn how research about BMPs is shared, accessed, and used.
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Small but mite-y

Have you noticed your stored garlic shrinking and developing brown spots? You might have garlic mites. OMAFRA’s Travis Cranmer, says these mites have been more prevalent this year due to the extremely wet, humid periods during harvest, especially during curing – creating favourable conditions for the mites. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 nominations now open!

Fruit & Vegetable’s Top 4 Under 40 program is back! Nominate the most promising young movers and shakers in the horticulture sector. Need some inspiration? Be sure to read 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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