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Fruit & Vegetable: Applications for N.L. Vegetable Transplant Program now open

In 2021, the Vegetable Transplant Program provided 4.7 million vegetable transplants to 115 commercial farmers – 18 times more transplants than when the program began.

January 12, 2022  by Fruit & Vegetable

Applications for the 2022 Vegetable Transplant Program are now available to commercial vegetable producers in Newfoundland and Labrador. The application deadline is January 21. More information on the program can be found here.

Since 2018, the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture has provided eligible commercial farmers with high-quality vegetable transplants to help increase the production and variety of produce grown in the province, and promote higher marketable yields and earlier harvests. In 2021, the Vegetable Transplant Program provided 4.7 million vegetable transplants to 115 commercial farmers – 18 times more transplants than when the program began.

“The Vegetable Transplant Program has made a huge difference to commercial farmers, and I have seen the proof of this success in farmers’ fields, where transplants from this program have improved yields by up to 40 per cent per acre,” said Derek Bragg, provincial minister of fisheries, forestry and agriculture. “The department is pleased to make applications available early this year so farmers can start planning for another bumper crop in 2022.”

This article originally appeared in Fruit & Vegetable. Read the full version here. 

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