Subsurface Water Retention Technology could revolutionize irrigated agriculture.
Research suggests Washington red wine grapes could benefit from new irrigation regimes.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to submit more GMO apple varieties for deregulation within the year.
Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and sale in Canada.
The announcement was made on the Health Canada website five weeks after deregulation was
Felix Instruments has introduced a hand-held meter for instantly and non-destructively measuring sugar content, color, and maturity of fruit. The F-750 NIR Handheld Produce Quality Meter enables producers to track fruit ripeness at every stage
Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), of Summerland, British Columbia, the pioneering agricultural company that created the non-browning Arctic apple.
To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad luck for growers and consumers. You could almost see the black cat crossing America’s orchards.
Wine Commission will spend $250K on research this year.