Lessons from 2012 Alberta Farm Fresh course Another successful direct market berry, vegetable and protein production and marketing school was held in Red Deer, Alta., on March 1 and 2, with lots of new and old producers mixing and sharing their experience and knowledge.
Fruit, veg growers have options to protect crops An extended period of unseasonably warm weather in March that led to vegetation reaching growing stages more than a month earlier than normal has left many fruit and vegetable growers considering contingency plans to protect their crops in the event of a frost or freeze.
The completely new and revised 2012 Handbook is the best source for a balanced viewpoint from the standpoint of good science and best management practices. The building blocks to achieve this goal are within the nearly 800 pages.
Use of imidacloprid possibly linked to bee deaths The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 may be imidacloprid, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).