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Blueberry pest management workshop

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is hosting a blueberry pest management workshop for growers, scouts and consultants June 11. >> Read full article

Growing new varieties of old Ontario fruit favourites

Buoyed by the buy local movement, both consumers and retailers are keen to have more Ontario products more often – and that will soon be possible thanks to a project underway at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). >> Read full article

AAFC research helping Ontario fruit, vegetable farmers

An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research project on environmental best practices will give Ontario fruit, vegetable, and flower growers the information they need to make environmentally-conscious decisions on water and nutrient use in their operations. >> Read full article

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Hit Fungus Right in the Grapes

Strike botrytis and powdery mildew where it hurts with Fracture fungicide, the only biological that physically attacks fungal cells with multiple unique modes of action. Fracture works on contact by deforming and inhibiting fungal cell production, ultimately tearing apart the cell wall and enveloping the fungal cell membrane. This disrupts nutrient absorption, ends cellular reproduction and destroys the fungal cell, all within eight hours of contact. Plus, there's no re-entry interval, so you can get back to your crop faster. The result is quick, reliable disease control that meets or exceeds established standards. >>Learn More

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Serpentine Cooling Holds Many Benefits

The key to keeping fruits and vegetables alive after they’re harvested is lowering the temperature of the produce and forced-air cooling systems.

“A lower produce temperature reduces ethylene production, damage from micro-organisms, moisture losses and bruising injury,” says Hugh Fraser, extension agricultural engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in Vineland. Three kinds of forced-air cooling systems are available, but the one he likes best for cooling produce packed into bins that have slots in the bottom is the serpentine cooling system. >> Learn More…

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Chemnova

FULLBACKTM fungicide launched in Canada

FULLBACK offers excellent control of powdery mildew in apples, grapes and strawberries.
FULLBACK rapidly moves within the plant to the site of infection where it provides fast curative action and further protection against disease, whether it be powdery mildew, cedar-apple or quince rust, and apple scab. For anti-resistance and optimum Apple scab control FULLBACK should be mixed with a protectant fungicide.
FULLBACKTM should be used in combination with a protectant fungicide.
FULLBACKTM a great start for any disease program and a solid foundation for yield and quality. >>Learn More

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Southwest Crop Diagnostic Day

July 8-9, 2015
Location: University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

16th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference

July 20-21, 2015
Location: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Penticton, BC >> More Info

Canadian Outdoor Farm Show

September 15-17, 2015
Location: Canada's Outdoor Park, Woodstock, Ont. >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info