Feds help B.C. cranberry sector British Columbia cranberry producers are benefiting from a $218,500 investment in research to test new cranberry varieties and provide growers the information they need to increase their productivity and profitability.
Warm weather puts trees on fast forward Unseasonably high temperatures is coaxing green tips and blossoms from apple, pear and peach trees. Trees and many other plants are developing flowers and grasses are growing two to three weeks earlier than usual, raising concerns about what could happen to fruit crops if the budding fruit has to face a typical late spring frost.
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Feds, P.E.I. governments support potato industry The PEI Potato Quality Institute (PQI) has expanded its facility in the West Royalty Industrial Park to offer local potato farmers more efficient disease testing, thanks to investments made by the federal and provincial governments and industry partners.
N.B. farmer still in jail one year later A year after Henk Tepper was detained in a Lebanese prison on accusations he exported rotten potatoes, the family of the Canadian farmer is thanking the public for its support, saying it has helped them remain strong through the ordeal.