Horticultural Crops

IL manure share program has limited users February 2017

Illinois Manure Share is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials in contact with livestock owners Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Prairie potato yields continue to rise December 2016

Potato storage sheds in Manitoba are full, thanks to blockbuster yields this fall. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Quebec, Atlantic families named Canada’s 2016 OYF December 2016

Andrew & Jennifer Lovell of New Brunswick & Dominic Drapeau & Célia Neault of Quebec, have been named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers of 2016. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Healthier blueberries, thanks to blast of plasma December 2016

Raw blueberries, bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, can also harbour human norovirus – a leading cause of foodborne illness from fresh produce Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower, ripen earlier December 2016

A team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York State has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than two weeks faster Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Federal minister shares CHC’s concern over cherry exports December 2016

Canada’s Minister of International Trade shares the Canadian Horticultural Council’s concern over France’s ban of products from countries who use dimethoate Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ag sector’s reliance on temporary foreign workers is growing December 2016

Canada’s agriculture sector faces a persistent lack of sufficient workers with the right skills and in the right places. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

They sure know their way around potatoes December 2016

Charlottetown’s Fresh Media has been recognized nationally for its part in promoting P.E.I. potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ag robot aims to help farmers assess fruit yields December 2016

Farmers of the not-so-distant future may be able to accurately project their fruit yields with the help of an automated “AGRYbot” currently taking shape Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Bayer launches nematicide Velum Prime December 2016

Bayer recently announced the launch of Velum Prime nematicide, the first non-fumigant nematicide registered for potatoes in Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New manager at blueberry breeding operation December 2016

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery stock company, has named Dr. Paul Sandefur as manager of its U.S. breeding program. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

How crop load density affects apple juice, hard cider quality November 2016

The authors of a study in HortScience say that more information about how orchard management decisions impact cider quality can help improve cider Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Optimizing fertilizer rates for wild blueberry November 2016

The authors of a study in HortScience (September 2106) say that wild blueberry nutrient management varies considerably compared with typical tilled crop systems Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sewing needle found in cooked potatoes from P.E.I. November 2016

A sewing needle has been found in a dish of cooked P.E.I. potatoes, the latest in a string of incidents involving metal objects discovered in Island spuds. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Grape powdery mildew app goes global November 2016

Grape growers & winemakers around the world will be able to easily assess powdery mildew in the field with the help of a mobile app just released globally Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New kale varieties coming soon November 2016

A Cornell University program is reimagining kale – its colour, shape & flavour – in a bid to breed the naturally biodiverse vegetable for consumer satisfaction Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Smaller sweet cherry trees November 2016

Bigger may not be better for sweet cherry trees. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving postharvest tomato health, handling November 2016

Many health issues can develop after tomatoes are harvested, caused either by pathogens, physical injury, environmental extremes, or a combination Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ont. tender fruit co-op showcases expansion November 2016

Vineland Growers Co-operative recently revealed its newly expanded warehouse and storage distribution centre to its farmer-owners and supporters. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Jas. C Bartlett joins Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame November 2016

The late Jas. C (Jim) Bartlett was officially inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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