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Potato disinfection workshops

The P.E.I. Potato Board is moving to train the Island's potato growers and exporters on how to disinfect trucks before loading them, with five workshops being offered across the province, reports CBC News. >> Read full article

Governments support company

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest more than $582,000 in equipment so a Portage la Prairie company can transform Manitoba-grown produce into nutritious and flavourful purées. >> Read full article

The fight to save Leamington’s Heinz plant

Residents of this southern Ontario town feared the worst when a group of investors bought Heinz in 2013. >> Read full article

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Irradiation preserves blueberry, grape quality

New research reveals that irradiation can also be effective for treating blueberries and grapes for export without compromising fruit quality.

It is often necessary to treat produce for insects in order to transport crops out of quarantine areas. Fumigation with methyl bromide, one of the most common treatments, is in the process of being phased out because of its depleting effect on the ozone layer. Alternately, ionizing irradiation at low doses is being used worldwide as a promising phytosanitary treatment for fruit such as guava, rambutan, and mango. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Scotia Horticulture Congress

January 25-26, 2016
Location: Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, NS >> More Info

2016 Manitoba Potato Production Days

January 26-28, 2016
Location: Keystone Centre, Brandon, Man. >> More Info

Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference

February 2-3, 2016
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, London, Ont. >> More Info

Ontario Berry Growers Association AGM

February 16, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites, Niagara Falls, Ont. >> More Info