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FEATURED NEWS: Looking to nature to control late blight
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New funding for late blight research project in Alberta

A Lethbridge College instructor and researcher has received major funding to support an applied research project that aims to keep Alberta potato crops free of the devastating disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine. >> Read full article

Scientists find way to create supersized fruit

When Spanish explorers first brought domesticated tomatoes to Europe 500 years ago, the fruit was already gigantic compared with its olive-sized wild counterparts. >> Read full article

No sour grapes at Tweed winery

A budding winery in Hastings County has borne fruit, and that fruit has turned into fine wine. >> Read full article

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Looking to nature to control late blight

Late blight, caused by the fungal pathogen Phytophthora infestans, is a serious disease that affects potato, tomato and other related crops worldwide. With the capability to vigorously spread and destroy crops, it is a significant threat to producers' livelihoods.

These challenges have led Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists to investigate naturally-occurring bacteria for their potential use as biological pesticides (biopesticides). Early on, this project is seeing staggering results, with the top bacterial candidates able to inhibit the disease on potato by over 90 per cent. >> 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