CPMA end-of-year podcast

Karen Davidson, editor of The Grower, experiences Brussels sprouts harvest first-hand.

What does 2018 hold for the produce industry?  For three years now, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has been convening journalists from the international arena to comment on issues and forecast the trends.


Greg Johnson, editor of The Packer speaks about the growth of the organic sector while Dr. Sara Celik, contributor to Grocery Business talks about gut health. Karen Davidson, editor of The Grower speaks about the emerging trend of small start-up companies bringing new technology to horticulture.


“In some cases, these companies have never intersected with agriculture in the past, but they are definitely making a big impact now,” says Davidson.


Three companies are profiled including:


- Sporometrics in downtown Toronto, making spore traps to detect late blight in potatoes

- P&P Optica in Waterloo, hyperspectral imaging in spinach processing plant

- Ecoation Inc in Vancouver, actual-state plant health in vegetable greenhouses


The podcast Part 1 will be available December 18 and Part 2 will be available December 20. At your leisure, go to: www.cpma.ca.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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