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B.C. land-matching program makes more than 200 matches

The B.C. Land Matching Program, delivered by Young Agrarians, has achieved more than 200 matches, bringing farmers and landholders together to strengthen the province’s food supply.

Feedback requested on Canadian Fruit Tree Export Program

An industry consultation on the Canadian Fruit Tree Export Program is open until April 30 to better understand how the program is being used and any challenges that participants have encountered.

Improving pumpkin production with conservation soil management

According to the researchers, adding cover crops and reducing tillage in a pumpkin production system can cause a measurable change in soil aggregation in a short period of time – two years, in this study.
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Disease deep-dive: Anthracnose on grapevines

Anthracnose, or black spot, of grapevine is also known as bird’s-eye rot and is caused by the fungal pathogen Elsinoe ampelina. Under the warm and humid growing conditions of eastern North America, anthracnose can cause significant damage to grapevines by destroying new shoots, leaves, petioles, tendrils and berries, lowering fruit quality and yield. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 podcast: Nick Vranckx

Vranckx may have gotten into the Canadian fruit and vegetable industry because his parents bought a blueberry operation in 2004, but he’s made his own mark both on the farm and in the industry. The Blueberry Hill Estates winemaker shares his thoughts on labour issues in Canadian horticulture, the domestic blueberry market, and the flexibiity of having a value-added component. » Read more...