Thanks to the efforts of growers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, commercial, heritage and new varieties of apples are on display at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which runs November 2 -11.  It’s the venue for the National Apple Competition. 

Quality of irrigation water matters. In the case of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce grown in Arizona last spring, regulators speculate that irrigation canal water used to dilute crop protection products might have contributed to the disaster. 

From Nov. 5-7, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) will lobby federal MPs on important issues for Canada’s fruit and vegetable industry.