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HORTICULTURAL BOOKMARKS OF LOCAL INTEREST

To keep this list short and relevant, I am only including Sites that deal with outdoor horticulture, that provide authoritative information, and that pertain to Canadian Climatic Zones 1, 2, and 3. I have to confess that I have not spent a lot of time searching for such Sites. I am definitely open to suggestions.

Being a resident of Saskatchewan and an Alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan, I am particularly proud to refer you to some very excellent sites sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan. 

Domestic Fruit Program, Dept of Plant Science, University of Saskatchwan
--Great information on prairie hardy apples, plums, and sour cherries.
--In depth articles on fruit production on the prairies including an excellent article, Plums on the Prairies, by Rick Sawatzky.  Mr. Sawatzsky details the little known pollination requirements of our hardy plums.  He unravels the mystery of plum trees that are not productive. 
--Information on continuing research projects...from hazelnuts to apples.
--Congratulations to Dr. R. H. (Bob) Bors who is the project leader for this much needed and very successful program.

Native Fruit Development Program, Dept of Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan (This program has been discontinued at the Univeristy of Saskatchewan.  I am looking for a suitable link to replace it.)
--The Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, is the International Registration Authority for the genus Amelanchier (Saskatoon Berry).  Authoritative descriptions of the common and not so common Saskatoon varieties.
--Excellent information on the production of black currants, chokecherries, and Saskatoons. 
--Lists publications and ordering procedures.
--My compliments to the U of S and Dr. Richard St-Pierre for a great representation of a wonderful program.

Gardenline On Line,  Dept. of Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan
--Wide range of articles by U of S Horticultural Staff
--Trees and shrubs, vegetables, common pests, houseplants, and more.

The Gardener for the Prairies, The quarterly gardening journal published by Saskatchewan Gardeners Inc.
--This is the finest gardening publication for the prairies by far.
--Authoritative, pertinent, and fun to read.
--Still only $15.00 per year.  Complete subscription information on the Web Site.

Canada Agriculture, PFRA Shelterbelt Centre Publications
--Comprehensive information on shelterbelt design, establishment, development and maintenance.
--Authoritative information on a wide range of plant diseases and pests...sapsuckers to sawflies.
--Detailed descriptions and photos of shelterbelt varieties.
--Wildlife considerations. 

Alberta Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development: Horticulture
--topics include small fruits, vegetables, conservation, and more.

 

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