"Behind the Scenes" Kate Vander Zaag puts drones to use on her potato farm

This podcast goes "Behind the Scenes" of the March cover story titled Drones: toys or tools? (click to read) Drones can take aerial footage of such high quality that the user looks like a National Geographic videographer. But do those images provide any in-season value?  Potato grower Kate VanderZaag, Alliston, Ontario shares two years of on-farm experience.Podcast is proudly sponsored by BASF - We Create Chemistry.



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Jason Deveau offers tips for spray season

Jason Deveau, OMAFRA application technology specialist, reveals the motivation for a new video, Micron Woman. It’s the best educational tool yet to see how a droplet of pesticide behaves once it leaves the spray nozzle. 

Kyle Wynette discusses selling hops to craft brewers

Ontario’s craft beer industry is a media darling, but local growers have remained almost anonymous. Kyle Wynette is one young grower expanding a six-acre hopyard. His Tavistock Hop Company along with Upper Thames Brewing are entered into the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition to be held February 21 in Niagara Falls. 

"Behind the Scenes" Kirk Kemp recruits global talent

Access to labour is one of the key issues for 2018. Growers are worried about access to seasonal workers, but also resourcing technical skills and managerial skills. We call Kirk Kemp, president of Algoma Orchards near Newcastle Ontario to find out how his operation is transitioning. 

Podcast - B.C. blueberry grower talks about dealing with Spotted Wing Drosophila

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eleventh-podcast episode with guest Jason Smith, a 4th generation B.C. blueberry grower, past chair of the BC Blueberry Council and current member of the crop protection advisory committee for the Canadian Horticultural Council to talk about Spotted Wing Drosophila.

Podcast episode 9

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its ninth-podcast episode with guest Sue-Ann Staff.