The Canadian apple crop is predicted to yield 18.7 million bushels, up 3.5 per cent from last year, says Don Werden, Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association. In all areas, labour to harvest is a concern.  

Ajit Saxena (L) interviews his boss Bert Mucci for the first episode of “Spill the Greens” podcast.

Ontario greenhouse grower Mucci Farms is adding its voice to the podcast channel with historical and educational insights from its CEO Bert Mucci and its expert specialists. 


As of August 20, many regions are facing moderate to severe drought conditions. Rainfall is critical for this crop reports Kevin MacIsaac, general manager, United Potato Growers of Canada. In the west, the crop is running behind schedule as processors push to get new crop harvest underway. Prairie yields currently look average at best.