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February 1, 2021

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The purpose of this factsheet series is to help producers and processors understand the key elements needed to manage a business. The factsheets also discuss some of the essential components used ...


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September 1, 2018

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to introduce greenhouse vegetable production as a potential business opportunity. The focus of this profile is on the key management issues associated with ...


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June 1, 2018

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The purpose of this factsheet is to provide an overview of the economics, market factors and business processes behind a farm-direct mixed fruit and vegetable operation in Alberta. Armed with this ...


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December 1, 2016

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Raspberries are one of the easiest and most rewarding fruits to grow in the home garden. They will produce a generous crop within the third year of planting with relatively minimal work. An 8 m ...


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November 1, 2016

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Alberta's commercial berry industry centers around four crops: strawberries; raspberries; saskatoons; black currants Interest in sour cherries and haskap is increasing, and plantings of these ...


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January 1, 2016

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Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) is an emerging disease in Canadian greenhouses. This disease is an increasing threat to cucumber and potentially to other greenhouse vegetable crops. The ...


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July 1, 2015

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Proper greenhouse sanitation is one of the most important but often more overlooked aspects of a quality integrated pest management program. The greenhouse environment with its warm, humid climate ...


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January 1, 2014

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This manual provides a comprehensive resource and reference tool for both new and experienced producers a all scales of commercial vegetable production on the Prairies.


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January 1, 2013

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This manual represents a comprehensive resource for new and existing Saskatoon berry growers. It delves into the biology of the plant, both from a basic, whole plant level through to a detailed ...


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May 1, 2012

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Saskatoon berries are native to Alberta. The Plains Indians ate the fruit both fresh and dried in their dietary staple, pemmican. Today, the berry is valued for its fruit and as an ornamental ...


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May 1, 2012

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The strawberry is one of the first of the Alberta fresh fruits on the market. It is a very popular plant in home and market gardens because it produces large amounts of fruit. Commercial ...


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May 1, 2011

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Precise fertilizer application rates are critical for optimal potato production. Sufficient nutrients are needed to maximize tuber yield, quality and uniformity. However, too much fertilizer means ...


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March 1, 2011

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Irrigation management is about controlling the rate, amount, and timing of applied irrigation water in a planned and efficient manner. With the best irrigation management practices, a potato crop ...


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August 1, 2008

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Definitions for fruit wine vary slightly, but it is generally described as the alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe fruit, fruit juices or concentrate, other than juice from fresh ...


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May 1, 2008

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an objective overview of fresh vegetable market gardening in Alberta. This overview isn’t intended to be a substitute for individuals making their own ...


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March 1, 2008

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Diversification has become a common word in the agricultural industry, as producers are looking to add value to their business operations and improve their income. Fruit production on the prairies ...


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June 1, 2007

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This fact sheet provides economic information on establishing and operating a tree nursery in central Alberta. This information was generated by a group of tree nursery operators who arrived at a ...


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June 1, 2007

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Weed management in tree nurseries should consist of cultural/preventative measures and should be supplemented by the effective use of appropriate herbicides. Since weeds reduce the growth and ...


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April 1, 2007

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Weed control in potatoes is becoming more of a challenge with each passing year. Wherever possible, pests should be managed throughout an entire rotation, not just in the current growing season. ...


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July 1, 2006

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an objective overview of the cottage wine industry. This overview is not intended to be a substitute for individuals making their own thorough ...