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AAFC invests in market growth for Canadian mushrooms

The funded project aims to maintain and expand Canadian mushroom demand and consumption domestically and in the United States through industry-led promotional activities.

Homegrown Innovation Challenge names judging panel

Participants are asked to create market-ready systems for growing berries year-round in Canada on a commercially viable scale. Teams that complete the challenge could be awarded up to $8 million in funding.

ADAMA Canada launches updated, environmentally sustainable pesticide

In response to requests for crop protection solutions that meet environmental challenges, Adama Canada has launched Zivata, a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide with a plant-based solvent.
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Group 14 herbicide trials in strawberries

With recent label expansions to include strawberries for many Group 14 herbicides, the field research team at Perennia, a provincial development agency focused on agri-food industry support and growth in Nova Scotia, explored herbicide options to control weeds unique to strawberry crops in the province through a field trial during the 2020 and 2021 growing seasons. » Read more...

U of G and Vineland partner on consumer apple preference research

A new study, conducted jointly by researchers at the University of Guelph and Vineland, sought to discern which sensory characteristics of an apple lead someone to choose one variety over another, and found that apple texture and flavour are what drive consumer preferences. Specifically, the study found a crisp texture and a sweet, honey-like taste are most popular. » Read more...