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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
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Recent Articles from 'Hort Snacks'

 
  Hort Snacks - September 2017
Hort Snacks - September 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - September 2017
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
NASGA Summer Bus Tour 2017
End of Season Checklist for Managing Late Blight
Insects of the Month - Corn Earworm vs European Corn Borer
Disease of the Month - Powdery Mildew vs Downy Mildew
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - September 2017

Hort Snacks - August 2017
Hort Snacks - August 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - August 2017
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
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 - Anthracnose of Strawberry
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - August 2017

Hort Snacks - July 2017
Hort Snacks - July 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - July 2017
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
Dealing with Difficult Customers
Insect of the Month - Colorado Potato Beetle
Disease of the Month - Blossom End Rot
Understanding and Predicting the Weather
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - July 2017

Hort Snacks - June 2017
Hort Snacks - June 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - June 2017
To Expand or Not To Expand -- That's the Eternal Question
Deep Thoughts - Innovation and Success - Perseverance vs. Futility
Making decision-making easy
Insect of the Month - Apple Curculio
Disease of the Month - Rust diseases (Horticulture Crops)
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - June 2017

Hort Snacks - May 2017
Hort Snacks - May 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - May 2017
Musings - Dealing with changes in weather
Alberta Direct Market Average Fruit and Vegetable Prices - 2016-2017
Insect of the Month - Carrot Weevils
Disease of the Month - Alternaria Leaf Spot of Brassicas
Late blight Information (all crops)
Late blight and greenhouse crops
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - May 2017

Hort Snacks - April 2017
Hort Snacks - April 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - April 2017
In Case You Missed Them - Presentations from recent workshops
Choose Your Own Adventure - Learning from your past experiences
Insect of the Month - Spotted Wing Drosophila
Disease of the Month - Frost Injury
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - April 2017

Hort Snacks - March 2017
Hort Snacks - March 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - March 2017
Cool Tools from the GLEXPO 2016 Trade Show
Time Management - Prioritization
Insect of the Month - Cutworms
Disease of the Month - Downy Mildew
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - March 2017

Hort Snacks - February 2017
Hort Snacks - February 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - February 2017
Greenhouse & Cold Storage Clean Up: Tips and Pointers
Benefits of Recordkeeping
Equipment - Factors for Consideration
Insect of the Month - Fungus Gnats and Shore Flies
Disease of the Month - Algae and Biofilms in Greenhouses
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - February 2017

Hort Snacks - January 2017
Hort Snacks - January 2017
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - January 2017
2016 - A Year in Review
Insect of the Month - Strawberry bud/clipper weevil
Disease of the Month - Sclerotinia Rot
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - January 2017

Hort Snacks - December 2016
Hort Snacks - December 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - December 2016
Using seasonal events / holidays to promote your farm or farm products
Deep Thoughts -- Innovation and Success - Perseverance vs. Futility
Insect of the Month - Hawthorn Lace Bug
Disease of the Month - Blackleg of Potato
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - December 2016

Hort Snacks - November 2016
Hort Snacks - November 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - November 2016
Managing Vertebrate Pests
Insect of the Month - Willow Pine Cone Gall Midge
Disease of the Month - Common Scab vs Powdery Scab
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - November 2016

Hort Snacks - October 2016
Hort Snacks - October 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - October 2016
Overwintering Strawberries
Learnings and Observations at the ISS/NASGA 2016 Bus Tour
Insect of the Month - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Disease of the Month - Rhizosphaera Blight or Needle Cast
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - October 2016

Hort Snacks - June 2016
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - June 2016

 
 
 
 
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