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Nova Scotia apple growers are converts to the Honeycrisp cause. Andrew Bishop, one of four members of a growers’ panel at the annual Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association (NSFGA) annual meeting in the Annapolis Valley, admitted
In Ontario, a variety of alliums are grown, including cooking, bunching, pickling, set, red and Spanish onions, leeks, shallots and garlic.
Farmers might be well advised to apply chemicals between crop rows rather than in the rows, according to a study of plowed and no-till cornfields by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Beltsville, Maryland.
Nova Scotia grape growers rose to the challenge of a cold, wet spring followed by a cool, wet summer by trading off quantity for quality.
Azinphos-methyl, the active ingredient in Guthion Solupak 50% Wettable Powder and Guthion Spray Concentrate, is to be phased out in Canada by December 31, 2006. Use patterns allowed on the label have been radically changed.
Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods Inc. ended its 2004 financial year with a $688,000 loss, an improvement over the previous year, as the potato chip maker benefited from slightly higher sales and cost-cutting efforts.
Netafim USA recently introduced the DripNet PC. Developed for their Agriculture Division, the DripNet PC combines the best of both worlds – a pressure-compensating dripper in a medium-walled tubing.
Massey Ferguson’s new 1500 Series features full-size tractor styling, quieter and more durable engines, plus operator convenience.
There’s a pharmacy in your back field.  Or at least that’s how it appears based on the steady stream of press releases that cross my desk.
It started with a phone call to Ontario plant pathologist Mike Celetti. A garlic producer on Prince Edward Island was having a problem with his crop.
John Macdonald of Souris Line Road, prepares his land for next year’s crop of lowbush blueberries. Macdonald, a full-time producer, describes his farming methods “progressive.” He continually researches technology and adapts it to the industry and he has developed his own nutrient program to enhance his fruit production. Photo by…
Growing 150 acres of carrots and a plethora of other vegetables, Eddie Dykerman of Brookfield Gardens in Brookfield, P.E.I., believes it is essential to have well-trained employees.
By following a few simple techniques farmers can greatly reduce the stress associated with hiring and retaining employees.
Fruit breeders at Cornell University recently released two new cherries and two new plums.
Stokes Seeds introduced the exclusive Gourmet Sweet™ Brand in the year 2000 with a limited supply of three varieties. For 2005, there are seven outstanding additions, bringing the total line-up to 21.
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