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It was a long-spun but successful journey that brought a new P.E.I. potato variety to a state of discovery and fame.
Fruit and vegetable producers need to start thinking beyond what they do to produce a crop and instead plan to market in a rapidly changing world, according to a leading health innovation researcher.
Massey Ferguson has released a new four-wheel drive tractor designed specifically for orchards and vineyards. All four models are powered by new, emission-compliant Tier II Perkins diesel engines ranging from 57 to 88 PTO horsepower.
Lechler Inc. and Tecomec S.p.A. have formed a strategic alliance that calls for Lechler’s Agricultural Products Division to become the exclusive distributor for North America of the GEOline brand of agricultural sprayer accessories.
Sellick Equipment has released its new S series rough terrain forklift. The new design focuses on safety, visibility, ergonomics and accessibility.
Netafim USA has introduced a line of SpinNet Sprinklers, offering the watering solution for bedding plants, potted perennials, vegetable seedlings and nursery containers in hoop houses.
Ken Taylor has been appointed business manager for Great Dane Power Equipment Inc. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the outdoor power equipment industry, Ken recently served as a senior product manager for a leading outdoor power equipment supplier.
Kooljet is pleased to announce another new feature for potato storages in their unique one-piece refrigeration designs. A controlled supply of fresh air can now be added directly into the recirculating air stream via a fresh air duct incorporated into the Kooljet design.
The Nova Scotia apple industry will explore new product opportunities with the help of a $150,000 fund. The funds will be used to analyse potential market opportunities for apple products and assess relevant economic and business trends that will influence future development of the Nova Scotia apple industry.
If you’re concerned about pesticide residues in your food, you might try eating more asparagus: researchers at the University of California-Davis have identified an enzyme in the vegetable that appears to detoxify malathion, a commonly used pesticide that can be dangerous to humans.
For the first time in its history, Ag Energy Co-operative recently declared natural gas patronage rebates totaling $590,000 on all member consumption during the year ended August 31, 2004.
Archaic. Onerous. Inferior. Horseshit. Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is definitely not popular with this country’s agricultural producers, particularly fruit and vegetable growers.
Len Troup, a life-long tender fruit grower from Niagara, is taking the helm of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association as its next chairperson.
Amidst the rocks and trees of Northern Ontario just west of Sudbury there’s something different in the ground. Mixed with the scrubby Scotch pines scratching an existence out of shallow soils scattered between the rock formations, there was a stand of white pine.
In a world plagued by shortages of water, three facts stand out in an analysis by Cornell University ecologists: less than one per cent of water on the planet is fresh water

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