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January 28, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Researchers working to help harvest fruit at peak ripeness
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Commercial Vegetable Production manual available

If you’re planning for the upcoming growing season, the Commercial Vegetable Production on the Prairies Manual is chalk full of useful information to help producers navigate their way to success. >> Read full article

Labour market info survey

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada's agricultural workforce from every commodity and region. >> Read full article

Breeders work to mainstream diversity of potato

Around the U.S., determined plant breeders, farmers, and chefs are joining forces to reinvent the potato and the transform the way Americans perceive the versatile tuber. >> Read full article

Alberta Farm Fresh School coming soon

The Alberta Farm Fresh School 2015 takes place on February 26-27, 2015, at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites on the Olds College campus in Olds. >> Read full article

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Researchers working to help harvest fruit at peak ripeness

The ability to detect when to harvest fruit, such as apples, pears and tomatoes, at the precise moment to ensure “peak edibleness” in terms of both taste and texture may soon be within reach for farmers, thanks to the work of a team of researchers from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest in France. As the team reports in a recent paper published in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Applied Optics.

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 Event Calendar 

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 29-31, 2015
Location: Trade Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford, BC >> More Info

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

February 18-19, 2015
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON >> More Info

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 10-12, 2015
Location: Ernst and Young Centre, Ottawa, ON >> More Info