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OMAFRA: Scouting orchards with drones?

Current monitoring options for orchard crops include using the naked eye, binoculars or ladders. Utilizing technologies such as drones to provide an aerial view of the upper canopy may be more accurate and time-efficient while costing less.

McDonald’s Canada and 4-H launch national scholarship program

Sixteen scholarships totaling $80,000 will be awarded over two years to senior youth leaders across Canada, aimed at advancing sustainability and educational pursuits in agriculture.

OSCIA names new executive director

As of Jan. 16, 2023, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will have a new executive director: Harry Stoddart. Andrew Graham, the current executive director, plans to retire in June 2023.
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Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

The effects of time and temperature on the postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables are visually depicted in the Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables. Through hundreds of vibrant color photographs, this unique resource illustrates how the appearance (e.g., color, shape, defects and injuries) of fruits and vegetables changes throughout their postharvest life and how storage temperature greatly contributes to critical quality changes.

The book’s extensive coverage describes 37 different fruits and vegetables from different groups that were stored at five specific temperatures and photographed daily after specified elapsed periods of time.

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Be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly

Since it was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly has spread to New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New York. One study estimated that if left uncontained, the pest could cause potential losses in the range of $324 million USD to Pennsylvania’s agricultural and forestry sectors. It hasn’t been detected in Ontario – yet – but it’s on the move. » Read more...

ICYMI: AAFC researchers test projectile grit as weed control option

Weed hunters? No, it’s not a joke. It’s a concept that aims to tackle the serious and costly problem of herbicide resistance. The technique – called “abrasive or projectile weed control” and first developed by University of Nebraska researchers for weeds affecting corn crops – is being tested by AAFC researchers across Canada on a variety of broadleaf weeds. » Read more...