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AAFC: New research chair to look at opportunities in horticulture


April 17, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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A new Research Chair for Edible
Horticulture will be hired by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College
(NSAC) in Truro to work with producers over the next five years to
identify new research projects and private and public sector funding
for Nova Scotia’s vegetable, herb, raspberry, strawberry and nursery
stock growers.

A new Research Chair for Edible Horticulture will be hired by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) in Truro to work with producers over the next five years to identify new research projects and private and public sector funding for Nova Scotia’s vegetable, herb, raspberry, strawberry and nursery stock growers. The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Agri-Futures Nova Scotia have contributed $150,000 each, with Horticulture Nova Scotia providing $50,000 to the project. The NSAC is providing office space and technical support. The research chair will focus on research in six keys areas: integrated pest management, nutrient management, market research, cultivar evaluation, food safety, and crop rotations. The college has advertised for the position and will be interviewing candidates in the near future.

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