Tariffs applied against the U.S. by Mexico, China and India are slowing apple exports, and there’s no end in sight. That means challenges and opportunities for Canadian growers.
The centre’s facilities and technologies are expected to speed breeding of new varieties of cucumbers up to 25 per cent faster, and reduce gas consumption by up to 48 per cent in Nunhem, the Netherlands.
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.
Walmart U.S. will require suppliers to use block chain technology within a year to help traceability efforts in case of outbreaks of E. coliand other diseases in lettuce. Currently, there is no similar requirement from Walmart Canada.