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August 12, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Automated weather alert system helps tender fruit farmers
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Automated weather alert system helps tender fruit farmers

A new website is helping tender fruit growers monitor the cold hardiness of their buds over the winter months and manage possible winter injury. Growers can register on www.tenderfruitalert.ca to receive free email alerts about potential low temperature situations that can help them make decisions about when they should use tools like frost fans and wind machines to protect against the weather.

The online, automated weather alert system was launched by Ontario Tender Fruit as part of a project funded through Growing Forward 2 so growers can better mitigate climate-induced damage to their orchards and crops.

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Canadian Outdoor Farm Show

September 15-17, 2015
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