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Cold weather mitigation support for Ont. growers

The government of Ontario recently announced it will be providing financial support to fruit and specialty crop growers to help them ensure the survival of their apples, tender fruit, berries, and specialty crops. >> Read full article

B.C. farmers, ranchers gather in Victoria to grow ag

Eighty farm and ranch leaders from all corners of the province arrived in Victoria Nov. 3 to kick-start Ag Day. >> Read full article

A-plus potatoes may lead to more nutritious cassava

The humble potato may become an important source of beta-carotene, thanks to research from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI). >> Read full article

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Researchers turn potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films

Using potato peels and culls considered waste by Alberta’s potato-processing industry, University of Alberta researchers have created a starch-based bioactive film that is both eco-friendly and rich in antioxidants.

With applications for both the food packaging and cosmetic industries, the new bioactive film is a green alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics and possesses added advantages, said Marleny Aranda Saldaña, a process engineer and associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science who led the research team. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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

2015 Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show

Nov. 17-19, 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB >> More Info

PEI Potato Board AGM & Conference

Nov. 20, 2015
Location: PEI >> More Info

2015 Potatoes New Brunswick Annual Meeting

Nov. 27, 2015
Location: Kin Community Centre, East Centreville, NB >> More Info