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GOC invests in enhancing automation of controlled environment agriculture

A total of six small businesses will receive up to $150,000 each to advance automation and robotic technologies aimed at curbing challenges such as productivity and labour shortages in the agricultural sector.

Velum Prime approved for use against bulb and stem nematode in garlic

Velum Prime (fluopyram) has been approved for use on garlic for the management of stem and bulb nematode, a major pest of garlic that has destroyed hundreds of acres of garlic in Canada over the past decade.

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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Disease deep-dive: Grape powdery mildew

Caused by the fungal pathogen Erysiphe necator (formerly Uncinula necator), powdery mildew is one of the most frequently observed diseases of grapevines worldwide. This pathogen grows exclusively on the surface of the plant and appears as a conspicuous whitish, powdery growth. It extracts nutrients from the plant tissue and causes a drastic loss of both berry yield and quality. » Read more...

Podcast: Regional management strategies for Colorado potato beetle

Colorado potato beetle is a devastating invasive insect pest of potato and other Solanaceae crops and can be found in potato-growing regions across Canada. A five-year study conducted by AAFC researchers is examining CPB from a regional perspective, looking into whether there are genetic differences depending on region and if this affects insecticide resistance. » Read more...
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