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FCC’s 10 charts to track in 2023

From inflation to interest rates, labour to the loonie, find out what large-scale factors are most likely to affect your farm’s financial situation in the coming year.

CAHRC appoints new executive director

Jennifer Wright worked with CAHRC as a consultant for more than ten years before joining the staff in 2019. In April 2021, she was appointed to the role of acting executive director.

Novel technology finalists of Food Waste Reduction Challenge announced

The novel technologies streams focus on developing technological solutions to food waste, such as extending the life of perishable food, or transforming food waste into new products or value-added products.

Hoskin Scientific Brings You Customizable & Versatile Food Science Instrumentation with the F-750 Produce Quality Meter

The F-750 Produce Quality Meter uses near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to estimate quality metrics such as dry matter, Total Soluble Solids (TSS or brix), titratable acidity, and color. It also has a wide range of applications, from determining optimal harvest timing by assessing fruit maturity, to providing an objective analysis of produce quality of fruit in packing houses and upon import. The F-750 is a handheld, fully integrated system, allowing users to operate it out in the orchard or inside the QA lab. Its simple, intuitive user interface makes it easy for anyone to use, while its model building software makes it customizable and versatile.

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ICYMI: Promoting food security in Canada’s North

Newfoundland and Labrador farmer Desmond Sellers says it’s crucial to look at food production in Canada’s North through a different lens than production that occurs in the country’s more temperate regions. That’s one reason Sellers is a willing collaborator on research projects like the AAFC initiative led by research scientists Julia Wheeler and Linda Jewell. » Read more...

Podcast: Highlighting soil health research on P.E.I.

Prince Edward Island might have some unique growing conditions, but growers on the Island aren’t exempt from soil health challenges. Ryan Barrett, research co-ordinator for the P.E.I. Potato Board, discusses the different projects underway at Living Labs Atlantic to help boost both soil health and potato yield and profitability, including cover crop usage before and after potatoes. » Read more...
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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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Pacific Agriculture Show 2023

Jan. 26-28
Abbotsford, B.C.
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