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Gearing up for harvest

Another season of growth is well underway on fruit and vegetable farms across Canada


March 12, 2008
By Marg Land


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Another season of growth is well underway on fruit and vegetable farms across Canada.
Some harvests will be winding down
– such as asparagus – while others will be preparing to burst into full
stream – strawberries, anyone?

Another season of growth is well underway on fruit and vegetable farms across Canada.

Some harvests will be winding down – such as asparagus – while others will be preparing to burst into full stream – strawberries, anyone? The banquet table of local, Canadian produce will soon be groaning under the weight of plenty.

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Fruit & Vegetable Magazine has put together a diverse assortment of information to help growers during the busiest time of their season.

If weeds are a major problem in your vegetable fields, be sure to check out the latest research findings from the U.S. that show weeding with flamers can work (see page 8) and biodegradable mulches are improving (see page 19). And, if your squash vines have been producing fruit with an alligator skin-like appearance, you can read up about the latest management research for black rot (see page 18).

On the fruit side, berry growers may want to consider extending their fall season with a new black raspberry cultivar (see page 7) while tender fruit producers in Ontario grapple with plum pox eradication (see page 16). Apple growers might want to investigate the latest organic happenings in the Maritimes (see page 4), contemplate sustainable apple production projects in Ontario and B.C. (see page 12) or contemplate a replant program with New York state’s experience as an example (see page 26).

Also, be sure to check out Fruit & Vegetable Magazine’s website at www.fruitandveggie.com. As a new feature of the magazine, each issue has a page set aside to highlight the latest news and updates being added online (see page 6 of this issue). The magazine’s website also features articles that are only available online.

For growers with business interests beyond the realm of fruit and vegetable production, be sure to check out www.hortport.com, an online portal to information covering everything from greenhouse production to garden centre management.

Enjoy a safe and plentiful summer production season. Fruit & Vegetable Magazine will be back in your mailbox this September with our harvest edition.


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