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Frog eggs Frogs on the vine
What do frog eggs have to do with a mildew that hurts wine production? More than you think when you mix them in the lab. Researchers at the University of Missouri are using frog eggs to determine the cause of powdery mildew, a plant disease that contributes to significant crop loss for most commercial wine varietals, and have found that a specific gene in Cabernet Sauvingon, contributes to its susceptibility.
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Greenhouse Canada Grower Day 2014 coming soon
Next month’s Greenhouse Canada Grower Day is “Covering The Bases” with several profit-building sessions and a mini trade show of leading edge products and technologies. The event returns to Brantford, Ont., on June 18. It will be held at the Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn of Brantford, located immediately south of Hwy. 403 at the Wayne Gretzky Parkway interchange.
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Pesticide Restricted Entry Interval rules change
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has changed their definition for a Restricted Entry Interval (REI) for pesticide applications. The Ontario Pesticide Education Program has put together a factsheet that explains the changes.
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Potatoes Late blight of potatoes and tomatoes in Alberta
Over the last few years, there has been a great deal of concern in Alberta surrounding late blight, which is a serious disease called that affects mainly potatoes and tomatoes. This year appears to be no different.
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