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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.

Anyone is free to offer suggestions, comments, respond to Q&As, submit relevant events, point out resources, etc. The length of the newsletter is not an issue. What is most important is that it contains what it needs to. The only restriction imposed is the file size, to allow for easier viewing by dial up users. Feel free to send something in.

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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 - June 2016
Hort Snacks - June 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - June 2016
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
Caterpillars and caterpillar-like larvae
Insect of the Month - Forest Tent Caterpillar and other tent caterpillars
Disease of the Month - Late Blight
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - June 2016

Hort Snacks - May 2016
Hort Snacks - May 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - May 2016
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
Hort Pest Surveillance 2016
Insect of the Month - Potato Psyllid / Zebra Chip Disease
Disease of the Month - Potato Viruses
Late blight Information (all crops)
Late blight and Greenhouse crops
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - May 2016

Hort Snacks - April 2016
Hort Snacks - April 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - April 2016
Upcoming Conferences / Workshops
Alberta Farm Fresh School 2016 -- A Selection of Topics and Speakers with Presentations
Some things I saw at the GLEXPO 2015 Trade Show
Alberta Direct Market Average Fruit and Vegetable Prices - 2015/2016
Insect of the Month - Scale Insects
Disease of the Month - Fireblight
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - April 2016

Hort Snacks - March 2016
Hort Snacks - March 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - March 2016
Fun Ideas for Agri-education
Insect of the Month - Pea Leaf Weevil
Disease of the Month - Entomosporium Leaf and Berry Spot
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - March 2016

Hort Snacks - February 2016
Hort Snacks - February 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - February 2016
Some Things I Learned on the GLEXPO 2015 Farm Market Bus Tour
Insect of the Month - Various Mite Species
Disease of the Month - Seedlings Diseases of Greenhouse Ornamentals
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - February 2016

Hort Snacks - January 2016
Hort Snacks - January 2016
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - January 2016
2015 - A Year in Review
The Art of Telling Your (Farm's) Story
Insect of the Month - Chokecherry Fruit Gall Midge
Disease of the Month - Fusarium Dry Rot
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - January 2016

Hort Snacks - December 2015
Hort Snacks - December 2015
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - December 2015
The Horticultural Wish List
Options for Successful On-Farm Sales
Insect of the Month - Pine False Webworm
Disease of the Month - Lettuce Diseases
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - December 2015

Hort Snacks - November 2015
Hort Snacks - November 2015
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - November 2015
Employee Empowerment and Retention Through Sowing Carrots
Insect of the Month - Greenhouse Whitefly
Disease of the Month - Black knot of Prunus
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - November 2015

Hort Snacks - October 2015
Hort Snacks - October 2015
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - October 2015
Hort Snacks on Wheels 2015 -- An Educational Adventure
Insect of the Month - Wireworms
Disease of the Month - Pink Rot
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - October 2015

Hort Snacks - September 2015
Hort Snacks - September 2015
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - September 2015
Lessons Learned at Hort Snacks in the Field / on Wheels
End of Season Checklist for Managing Late Blight
Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for Alberta
Insect of the Month - Spotted Wing Drosophila
Disease of the Month - Early Blight
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - September 2015

Hort Snacks - August 2015
Hort Snacks - August 2015
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - August 2015
Understanding and Predicting Weather
Insect of the Month - Plant Deforming Insects
Disease of the Month - Tree Cankers
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - August 2015

Hort Snacks - July 2015
Hort Snacks - July 2015
Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - July 2015
Encouraging Beneficial Insects
Maple Leafcutter - Have you seen this insect?
Insect of the Month - Spruce Budworm
Disease of the Month - Septoria Leaf Spot of Poplar
Hort Morsels - Bits and Pieces - Hort Snacks - July 2015

Hort Snacks - June 2015
Spraying Off-Label: A Lose-Lose Situation

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