Marg Land

Marg Land

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October 16, 2009, Vineland, Ont. – Faster access to new plant varieties and processes will help horticulture producers remain innovative and competitive.
broccoliOctober 15, 2009 – A pioneering project to make green vegetables even better has been launched by scientists at the University of Nottingham.
October 7, 2009 — Scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.
October 7, 2009 — The first demonstration of a renewable method for hydrogen production from wastewater using a microbial electrolysis system is underway at the Napa Wine Company in Oakville.
September 30, 2009 — Exposure to light and possibly photosynthesis itself could be helping disease-causing bacteria to be internalized by lettuce leaves, making them impervious to washing, according to research published in the October issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
September 30, 2009 — The emerging trend toward healthier, fresher foods that are also gentle on the environment presents new dilemmas for conscientious consumers.
tomatoes02September 29, 2009 – A new computing tool is being developed by researchers, which could help scientists predict how plants will react to different environmental conditions.
peppermintSeptember 29, 2009 – Mention rosemary, thyme, clove, and mint and most people think of a delicious meal. Think bigger – acres bigger.
pruningtreesSeptember 28, 2009 – Scientists have shown that the main shoot dominates a plant’s growth principally because it was there first, rather than due to its position at the top of the plant.
clickbeetle01September 28, 2009 — Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-funded research, published recently in Chemical Communication, describes how scientists have discovered molecules that could confuse insects’ ability to detect plants by interfering with their sense of smell.
September 25, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – The Orchards and Vineyards Transition Program (OVTP) is nearing its allocated funding limit for 2009, the second year of the three-year program.
September 25, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Farmers can safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides, unused animal health products and used sharps at collection sites across Ontario during October.
In the northeast corner of Edmonton is a pocket of dark, sandy, fertile soil and a small microclimate unique to the area. According to an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada study, it averages 143 frost-free days per year (compared to 110 days on land close by) and receives timely rains. For many Alberta farmers, it’s considered to be one of the best areas in the province for growing vegetables, delivering a profit of $270 per acre compared to $25 to $45 an acre in surrounding areas.
September 25, 2009 — German researchers have uncovered new details about the heredity of Vitis varieties in cultivation today through biomolecular detective work.
September 22, 2009, Vancouver, BC – The B.C. Innovation Council (BCIC) recently announced the recipients of the BCIC Commercialization of Agricultural Technology (CAT) Competition.
grapes02September 18, 2009 Vancouver, BC – While the art of fine winemaking is a beautiful thing, winemakers are increasingly turning to the power of science to give them the tools they need to ensure a high quality pour each and every time.
September 18, 2009, Charlottetowen, PEI – Twenty Prince Edward Island farms will open their doors to the public on September 20 for the 8th annual Open Farm Day, a Maritime-wide agricultural awareness event that lets people learn more about local food production.
September 18, 2009 — Two years ago, a group of friends were enjoying a glass of wine in the Mosel region in southwest Germany when their conversation turned to the health benefits which studies attribute to the drink.
September 17, 2009 — Results of the first study evaluating the use of human urine mixed with wood ash as a fertilizer for food crops has found that the combination can be substituted for costly synthetic fertilizers to produce bumper crops of tomatoes without introducing any risk of disease for consumers.
September 17, 2009, Calgary, Alt – The Government of Canada is investing $32 million in the Canada Brand initiative to put the maple leaf brand on the products Canadian farmers grow and increase sales around the world.

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