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Hort Snacks is a monthly newsletter targeted at horticulture crop producers and related industry. It contains timely articles and topics related to all aspects of horticulture crop production operations, including production, business and marketing. Upcoming conferences and workshops (regional, provincial, national and international) are listed. There are also thought provoking items, as well as monthly interactive questions and answers.

The content of this newsletter flexes quite a bit each month. What is written depends on 3 things;
  1. Selected seasonal or anticipatory topics picked during annual planning of the newsletter,
  2. Articles or ideas that come up on a monthly basis – picked up at conferences, during conversations with people in industry, etc.,
  3. Suggestions and content from readers.

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Rob Spencer, Commercial Horticulture Specialist
Alberta Ag-Info Centre, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
310-FARM (3276)
 
 
 
 

Recent Articles from 'Hort Snacks'

 
  Hort Snacks - September 2018
Hort Snacks - September 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - September 2018
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
The Farmer's Role in Informing/Educating the Public
End-of-Season Checklist for Managing Late Blight
Insects of the Month - Home Invaders - Roots Weevils and Maple Bugs
Disease of the Month - Post-Harvest Physical Injury
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - September 2018

Hort Snacks - August 2018
Hort Snacks - August 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - August 2018
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
People Management Tips
Employee Empowerment and Retention Through Sowing Carrots
Insect of the Month - Non-pest Pests - Wasps/Yellow jackets/Hornets and Hawthorn Lace Bugs
Disease of the Month - Aspen/Poplar Tree Leaf Spots / Splotches / Blights
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - August 2018

Hort Snacks - July 2018
Hort Snacks - July 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - July 2018
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
Reaching Your Customers
The Effects of Hail on Fruit and Vegetable Crops
The Effects of Severe Weather on Horticulture Crops
Insect of the Month - Leafminers
Disease of the Month - Heat / Drought related Deformities
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - July 2018

Hort Snacks - June 2018
Hort Snacks - June 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - June 2018
The Value of a Crop Rotation
Insect of the Month - Woolly Elm Aphid / Woolly Apple Aphid
Disease of the Month - Apple Scab
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - June 2018

Hort Snacks - May 2018
Hort Snacks - May 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - May 2018
Alberta Direct Market Average Fruit and Vegetable Prices - 2017-2018
Insect of the Month - Tarnished Plant Bugs
Disease of the Month - Fireblight
Late blight Information (all crops)
Late blight and greenhouse crops
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - May 2018

Hort Snacks - April 2018
Hort Snacks - April 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - April 2018
The Value of Pest Surveillance - Tips for Doing it on Your Farm
Insect of the Month - Currant Fruit Fly
Disease of the Month - Entomosporium Leaf and Berry Spot
Saskatoon Berry Bud/Bloom Stages, Pests and Pest Management Options
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - April 2018

Hort Snacks - March 2018
Hort Snacks - March 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - March 2018
Selected Presentations from Alberta Farm Fresh School 2018 and Sour Cherry / Haskap Production Workshop
Changes in the Ethnocultural Landscape of Alberta and New Cropportunities
Insect of the Month - Swede Midge
Disease of the Month - Dutch Elm Disease
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - March 2018

Hort Snacks - February 2018
Hort Snacks - February 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - February 2018
Trends (and how to take advantage of them)
Ideas from the GLEXPO 2017 Tradeshow
Insects of the Month - Cabbage Maggot / Onion Maggot
Disease of the Month - Common Blight / Halo Blight
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - February 2018

Hort Snacks - January 2018
Hort Snacks - January 2018
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - January 2018
2017 - A Year in Review
Things Learned at the 2017 GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour
Insect of the Month - Invasives - Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetle
Disease of the Month - Botrytis
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - January 2018

Hort Snacks - December 2017
Hort Snacks - December 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - December 2017
Creative Recognition
Entrance and Gateway Signage - Making the direct market entrance an effective marketing tool
Effective On-Farm Signage
Insect of the Month - Cherry Shoot Borer
Disease of the Month - Pink Rot vs Pythium Leak of Potatoes
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - December 2017

Hort Snacks - November 2017
Hort Snacks - November 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - November 2017
Scoring a Growing Season - What Makes Success?
How Pruning Affects Fruiting Plants
Insect of the Month - Pepper Weevil
Disease of the Month - Mechanical Injury in Trees
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - November 2017

Hort Snacks - October 2017
Hort Snacks - October 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - October 2017
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
Enhancing Winter Survival in Horticulture Crops
Getting Plants Ready for Winter
Garlic - Fall versus Spring Planting
Insect of the Month - Raspberry Sawfly
Disease of the Month - Scab of Root Vegetables
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - October 2017

 
 
 
 
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