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August 26, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Pumpkin and squash disease update
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Alberta HortSnacks visiting Hidden Valley Garden

HortSnacks in the field will be touring the Hidden Valley Garden on September 1, 2015. >> Read full article

Federal government funds vegetable preservation

An investment of $2.5 million was announced recently to support Bonduelle Research Inc. while the company introduces a new food preservation technology that prolongs the shelf-life of vegetables, making them safer to consume longer after they are harvested. >> Read full article

Pricing: Moving from farmers’ market to retail sales

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) has released a new factsheet on pricing when moving from farmers market to retail sales. >> Read full article

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Pumpkin and squash disease update

The latest pumpkin and squash disease update for the 2015 growing season from Elaine Roddy, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs vegetable specialist.

Downy Mildew – While downy mildew is a common occurrence in cucumbers, it is less so in pumpkins and squash. However, growing regions across eastern North American are experiencing unusually high pressure from downy mildew in all cucurbit crops this year. Symptoms and spores were recently identified in a pumpkin field in Norfolk county. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

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