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More from Fruit and Vegetable | Chemicals | Production | Equipment August 15, 2012
SWD SWD pest alert in Ontario
The Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association has issued a pest alert for spotted wing drosophila. The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive vinegar fly from Asia that was first identified in California in 2008. Since then, it has rapidly spread throughout most fruit producing regions of North America and several European countries.
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Cherry Okanagan cherry crops may be left to rot
Farmers in B.C.’s South Okanagan region were predicting a bumper cherry crop this year but recent wind storms have dashed those hopes. The storms destroyed trees and knocked much of the nearly-ripe fruit to the ground, bruising what remained on the branches.
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Cherry cultivar reaps sweet rewards
An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) cherry cultivar that has led to number of new cherry varieties was honoured today for its “sweet” success . The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), during its annual conference, presented AAFC with the award for Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award 2012 for the Sweetheart cherry cultivar.
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New Website New website brings high-end irrigation to potato growers
New technology is being evaluated that may help potato farmers currently dealing with near-record droughts irrigate in ways that are more efficient and cost-effective than traditional methods. With the province's potato-growing industry contributing $100 million annually to the economy, the stakes are high when water is in short supply, and while potatoes can survive a drought, yields will suffer if the dry conditions persist.
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