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GM potato approved in Canada

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved a genetically engineered potato for sale, said a U.S.-based company. >> Read full article

Grape potential in Newfoundland

All the makings of a homegrown wine industry are putting down roots on the island of Newfoundland. Local producers are growing thousands of grape vines and many of them are already harvesting fruit. >> Read full article

Rooster potatoes come to P.E.I.

If you celebrated Saint Patrick‚Äôs Day like the Irish with that country's favourite potato variety, you have the wife of former Premier Pat Binns to thank for it. >> Read full article

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Sweet corn genes related to crowding stress identified

Sweet corn hybrids vary in their tolerance to crowding stress. New research identifies genes related to crowding stress tolerance and yield in sweet corn.

This is the first step in breeding new lines that could maximize yield under even greater stress.

Plants grown in high-density or crowded populations often put more energy into growth and maintenance than reproduction. For example, flowering may be delayed as plants allocate resources to growing taller and escape competition for light. >> Learn More…

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Muck Crops Conference

April 12-13, 2016
Location: Bradford Community Centre >> More Info

Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention & Trade Show

April 12-14, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta >> More Info

2016 Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show

Nov 21-23, 2016
Location: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel >> More Info