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Farm Finance Series

AAFC invests in development of precision tree fruit farming system

Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement Inc. (IRDA) is using the funds to pilot and test a system that uses exclusion netting, narrow fruiting walls and mechanized operations.

B.C. extends application deadline for flood recovery assistance

B.C. farmers whose farms were damaged by floods in November 2021 can now apply to the Canada-B.C. Flood Recovery for Food Security Program until Aug. 31.

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.
Annex Bookstore

Temperate Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, 1st Edition

This volume, Temperate Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, presents the latest pomological research on the production, postharvest handling, processing and storage, and information on marketing for a selection of temperate fruits. These include apple, pear, quince, peach, plum, sweet cherry, kiwifruit, strawberry, mulberry, and chestnut. With chapters from fruit experts from different countries of the world, the book provides the latest information on the effect of climate change on fruit production, organic fruit growing and advanced fruit breeding, the nutraceutical value and bioactive compounds in fruits and their role in human health, and new and advanced methods of fruit production. Topics include microirrigation, sustainable nutrient management, crop protection and plant health management, and farm mechanization.

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From the Editor: Making automated agtech accessible

With the continuing labour issues faced by the Canadian horticulture sector, automation is considered as an option more frequently. However, that doesn’t change the steep investment of money and time to purchase, learn and maintain the equipment, especially for the more remote growers. So, what can be done to make automated agtech more accessible and cost-effective? » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 podcast: Jason Lanoue

Jason Lanoue ended up working in horticulture in a bit of a roundabout way. Initially going to the University of Guelph to be a doctor, he credits a timely opportunity and his experiences on his grandparents’ farm with his switch to agriculture. In this episode, the AAFC post-doctoral researcher discusses technology in the greenhouse and bringing new approaches to old questions. » Read more...