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“A lot of it is not new, but it’s not a bad thing to have it put in one package,” says Ontario Tender Fruit Producers Marketing Board chair
Last done in 1999, Ontario’s tender fruit tree census is woefully out of date. The provincial industry association, related research facility and OMAFRA are working to rectify the situation with April the goal for releasing census results.