Canadian horticulture would be crippled without the efforts of seasonal agricultural workers from Mexico and the Caribbean. Karen Davidson, editor of The Grower goes "Behind the Scenes" of the October 2018 cover story titled 'Hand it to 30,000+ seasonal workers who bring produce to market.' In the podcast, Ken Forth, president of FARMS, offers context and history on the 52-year-old Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.
Aphids are just one of many insects that can damage an apple crop. Hank Markgraf, head of field services for BC Tree Fruits, points to aphids as an example of how challenging an integrated pest management program is now and into the future.
Peter Quiring, founder and president of NatureFreshFarms, Leamington, Ontario has spent 20 years building and operating the most innovative vegetable greenhouses in North America. With 2.5 acres dedicated to research, he shares how the Discovery Center has been ground zero for the launch of the Tomberry, the world’s smallest tomato.