Late blight suspected in Ontario tomato OMAFRA staff have identified a suspected case of late blight on tomato in Chatham-Kent. Symptoms on leaves, stems and fruit are consistent with late blight and show a positive using an Immunostrip test for Phytophthora.
CanadaGAP, CPMA program integration progressing The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) are making good progress on integrating CanadaGAP and the CPMA Repacking and Wholesale Food Safety Program (RWFSP).
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Curly top disease, NM webcasts available The Plant Management Network, a nonprofit effort for the benefit of growers and consultants, has produced two new webcasts for the tomato industry: Curly Top Disease of Tomato and Nutrient Management in Fresh Market Tomatoes.
Agri-Food think tank launches new website and services The George Morris Centre has launched a new website as part of its renewed emphasis on the broader agri-food sector economic and policy issues, education programming, the Value Chain Management Centre, and its unique market analysis capacity at www.georgemorris.org.