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OMAFRA launches digital crop protection hub

The hub is accessible through any device, allows users to customize and find information based on specific needs, and replaces PDF and print crop protection publications, which can quickly become outdated.

Funding for B.C. farmers’ markets now available

The B.C. Farmers’ Market Expansion Program reopened on Monday, May 2, making $142,500 available to eligible farmers’ markets that did not receive funding in the first round.

Is your operation ready for its close-up?

Take us to your operation and show us the ins and outs of your cropping season. Your photo could be featured on the cover of Fruit & Vegetable’s November issue.
F&V Photo Contest 
FV Photo Contest

Introducing the Fruit & Vegetable Cover Photo Contest

Canadian agriculture has been front and centre over the past two years. This growing season, Fruit & Vegetable magazine invites growers across Canada to share a different perspective: yours. What does being part of Canadian agriculture look like to you?

Fruit & Vegetable and BASF are teaming up for the 2022 Cover Photo Contest. Take us to your operation and show us the ins and outs of your cropping season. Photos will be accepted from May 1 to September 30. After all entries are received, a panel of judges selected by Fruit & Vegetable will choose a winner to be featured on the cover of our November issue and receive a prize pack from BASF. Four runner-up photos will also be featured in the November issue.

» Submit a photo today!

Digging into soil health

Some of the benefits of soil health testing that OMAFRA’s Sebastian Belliard noted include knowing where you stand in relation to other growers, understanding the effects your practices are having on your soil, testing assumptions and verifying observations, improving your understanding as a soil manager, and demonstrating sustainability, which will likely become more important as climate change mitigation measures require tangible demonstrations to access funding. » 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 flexibility of having a value-added component. » Read more...
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Management of Insect Pests in Vegetable Crops: Concepts and Approaches, 1st Edition

This new book on the sustainable management of insect pests in important vegetables offers valuable management strategies in detail. It focuses on eco-friendly technology and approaches to mitigating the damage caused by insect pests with special reference to newer insecticides. Chapters in the volume provide an introduction to vegetable entomology and go on to present a plethora of research on sustainable eco-friendly pest management strategies for root vegetables, spice crops, tuber crops, and more.

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