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OMAFRA: Understand herbicide carryover risk with soil bioassays

Can that crop be safely grown in that field? Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA horticulture weed management specialist, asks growers to consider testing for herbicide residues with a soil bioassay.

Operation Pollinator and ONFARM partner for pollinator initiative

Farmers engaged in research through the On-Farm Applied Research and Monitoring program are eligible to participate in a spring initiative with Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator program.

Introducing the 2022 Cover Photo Contest

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.
2022 Cover Photo Contest 
FV Photo Contest

Is your operation ready for its close-up?

The first submissions are rolling in for our 2022 Cover Photo Contest! Think your farm or agri-business has what it takes to feature on the cover of our November issue?

Fruit & Vegetable and BASF want you to show us the ins and outs of your growing season, from field to market and every step in between. 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 November issue cover and receive a BASF prize pack. Four runner-up photos will also be featured in the November issue.

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AAFC: Frost fans fight severe cold weather events in vineyards

While local wineries have grown accustomed to fluctuating weather in the Maritimes, Nova Scotian wine grape growers have been affected by several unexpected and damaging cold-weather events in the last few years. Now, the industry’s biggest “fan” could also turn out to be a saviour for vineyards battling climate change. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 podcast: Alex Chesney

Alex Chesney grew up on her family’s fruit and vegetable farm, Thames River Melons Ltd., and is now using her training as a registered dietician to make clear connections for consumers between nutrition and agriculture. In this episode, Chesney discusses how consumer interest helps drive change and the importance of promoting health – both physical and mental – for growers. » Read more...
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