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Human resources focus of next HortSnacks at Night

Hortsnacks at Night will be focusing on the human resources side of production in January. >> Read full article

Researchers studying organic strawberry production

Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are addressing production constraints for organic strawberry producers, thanks to a new $2 million federal grant. >> Read full article

CanadaGAP members elect new directors

CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP program, held its annual general meeting recently, electing four new directors to the CanAgPlus board. >> Read full article

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Botrytis fungus reprograms wine grape metabolism

For hundreds of years, the fungus Botrytis cinerea has been key to making the world’s finest dessert wines. Now, University of California – Davis researchers working with Dolce Winery in the Napa Valley show how the fungus changes plant metabolism to produce new flavours and aromas in white-skinned grapes.

Under moderately moist conditions, the fungus produces the benign “noble rot,” ideal for making particular high-value dessert wines, known as “botrytized wines” or Sauternes. >> Learn More…

 
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Southwest Ag Conference

January 5-6, 2016
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual Meeting

January 12, 2016
Location: Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls, Ont. >> More Info