About Us

View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@
FV Photo Contest

AAFC seeks input on National Agricultural Labour Strategy

This process will seek input on recommendations to address chronic workforce challenges to build short- and long-term solutions that enable the agriculture sector to attract a skilled workforce.

FMC report identifies climate change risks and opportunities for agriculture

Signals were used to build future scenarios that indicate potential outcomes should it become the norm. Opportunities and risks to farmers and ranchers were identified, along with support strategy recommendations.

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

The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages.

» Order now

Nursery and orchard deaths of apple and pear trees

An emerging issue in orchards is the sudden death of young apple and pear trees. The first case was reported in 2013 in Pennsylvania, where growers noted the sudden, unexpected death of apparently healthy young dwarf apple trees. This phenomenon, called “rapid tree decline” or “sudden tree decline,” has also been reported in Ontario, British Columbia, and P.E.I. » Read more...

AAFC scientist repurposes potato vine crusher as weed seed destroyer

In 2011, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists were researching ways to control European corn borer populations. As a way to target the pest at its source, they developed a piece of equipment dubbed the “potato vine crusher.” While the equipment wasn’t viable against ECB, it gained a new lease on life 10 years later, crushing weed seeds instead. » Read more...
Grow our People