Fighting fire blight Fire blight is a bacterial disease that is a great threat to commercial pear and apple trees. Dr. Antonet Svircev, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and his team have discovered a novel and environmentally friendly approach to controlling this disease and reducing the damage done by 50 per cent.
Sprouting tech can help expand potato markets A new green sprouting technology being trialed in Ontario has been shown to accelerate potato growth by at least 12 days. Earlier harvest of processing potatoes will help Ontario farmers expand their domestic potato markets.
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Compensation available for potato wart Exactly how two potato fields came to be infected with potato wart is still subject to further investigation, according to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency official.
Carrot growers get help for white mold The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently granted the approval of an emergency use registration for Scholar 230SC (fludioxonil) for control of white mold (Sclerotinia) on stored carrots in Ontario.