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Grapevine can be imported from NY program

The CFIA recently announced that grapevines purchased from nurseries participating in the New York Virus-Tested Plant Material Certification program can be imported to Canada.

FCC: Contextualizing the ag labour shortage

Farm Credit Canada asks: is the labour shortage here to stay? Access to labour is a major concern in agriculture and agri-food processing, and labour demand is not matched by supply.

Check out the IWCA digital edition!

Want to learn more about the seven Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture honourees who spoke at Tuesday’s summit? Read through interview highlights in the IWCA digital edition!
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Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field.

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AAFC: Combatting striped and spotted cucumber beetles

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles – named for their voracious eating of cucurbit crops – overwinter as adults in the hedgerows around fields and move into the field in late spring/early summer, making them hard to get rid of them. AAFC’s Suzanne Blatt began researching a more sustainable method to keep crops safe from these beetles in collaboration with Perennia in 2020. » Read more...

Vineland part of Spark award-winning team

Vineland has been selected as one of 15 teams granted a Spark Award, the initial award phase of the Homegrown Innovation Challenge. The research centre will collaborate with other industry groups on the development of a high-yielding, energy efficient, fully integrated and scaled long-cane raspberry production system under protected environments. » Read more...