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Pinder Dhaliwal continues to lead BC Fruit Growers

Oliver cherry grower Pinder Dhaliwal will continue as president of the 400-member strong BC Fruit Growers’ Association.The annual general meeting was held February 11-12 in Kelowna.

Vineland appoints new head of automation

Hussam Haroun has joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre as director of automation, overseeing artificial intelligence and digital agriculture technologies. 

New vegetable crops specialists in Ontario

Horticulture will be bolstered in southwestern Ontario with the hiring of Cassandra Russell and Andrew Wylie. They will be based in Ridgetown.  

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers elect new president

At the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association, members elected a new president. Peter Eisses, Centreville takes the reins of a sector that grows 4,200 acres in the Annapolis Valley.   

Processing veg growers elect first and second vice-chairs

The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers confirmed its 2020 board. The sector earned just under $90 million in farmgate sales in 2019. Sweet corn had its strongest showing in four years with an estimated $8.017 million in farmgate value.  

A world of flavours awaits convention goers at the new booth of the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association and The Grower. It’s booth #710 at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls. 

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Ontario fruit and vegetable growers re-elect board chair

Grape grower Bill George Jr. will serve a second one-year term. He and his wife Lesliann grow 160 acres of wine grapes in the Niagara region.

 

Vineland appoints new head of automation

Hussam Haroun has joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre as director of automation, overseeing artificial intelligence and digital agriculture technologies. 

New vegetable crops specialists in Ontario

Horticulture will be bolstered in southwestern Ontario with the hiring of Cassandra Russell and Andrew Wylie. They will be based in Ridgetown.  

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers elect new president

At the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association, members elected a new president. Peter Eisses, Centreville takes the reins of a sector that grows 4,200 acres in the Annapolis Valley.   

Processing veg growers elect first and second vice-chairs

The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers confirmed its 2020 board. The sector earned just under $90 million in farmgate sales in 2019. Sweet corn had its strongest showing in four years with an estimated $8.017 million in farmgate value.  

Guest speaker Chef Massimo Capra

Plan ahead for this year’s Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show in Toronto in mid-May. One of the guest speakers is Chef Massimo Capra. Early bird registration ends March 6. 

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Timorex biofungicide labelled for hops, greenhouse vegetables and strawberries

The Timorex biofungicide label has been expanded for control of Botrytis grey mold and powdery mildew on hops, greenhouse vegetables and strawberries in Canada.

Corteva cuts chlorpyrifos

The sun sets on an organophosphate insecticide used since 1966. Corteva has announced a phase-out of chlorpyrifos by end of 2020 due to declining sales. 

Biological fungicide for Asian water spinach

Rootshield HC biological fungicide label is expanded for suppression of Botrytis blight and root rot on Asian water spinach. 

Bayer welcomes news about glyphosate safety

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed the safety of glyphosate in its Interim Registration Review Decision. The agency’s review of a decade of herbicide data confirms that the active ingredient is not carcinogenic. 

Syngenta launches Miravis fungicides

Miravis is the global umbrella brand for several group 7 fungicides containing Adepidyn, the trademarked name for the active ingredient. Miravis Duo is for cucurbit and fruiting vegetables while Miravis Prime is for grapes. 

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Ignite SN herbicide label expanded for strawberries in Canada

Choices for weed control in strawberries have expanded with new label for Ignite SN herbicide.

Corteva cuts chlorpyrifos

The sun sets on an organophosphate insecticide used since 1966. Corteva has announced a phase-out of chlorpyrifos by end of 2020 due to declining sales. 

Biological fungicide for Asian water spinach

Rootshield HC biological fungicide label is expanded for suppression of Botrytis blight and root rot on Asian water spinach. 

Bayer welcomes news about glyphosate safety

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed the safety of glyphosate in its Interim Registration Review Decision. The agency’s review of a decade of herbicide data confirms that the active ingredient is not carcinogenic. 

Syngenta launches Miravis fungicides

Miravis is the global umbrella brand for several group 7 fungicides containing Adepidyn, the trademarked name for the active ingredient. Miravis Duo is for cucurbit and fruiting vegetables while Miravis Prime is for grapes. 

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Ontario fruit and vegetable growers re-elect board chair

Grape grower Bill George Jr. will serve a second one-year term. He and his wife Lesliann grow 160 acres of wine grapes in the Niagara region.

 

Come and see our cool booth at OFVC

A world of flavours awaits convention goers at the new booth of the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association and The Grower. It’s booth #710 at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls. 

Opportunities to expand fruits and vegetables in Ontario

According to a Greenbelt Foundation report, there’s room to grow in Ontario. That is for fresh grapes, pears, strawberries, garlic, eggplant, sweet potatoes and microgreens in vertical farms.

Pinder Dhaliwal continues to lead BC Fruit Growers

Oliver cherry grower Pinder Dhaliwal will continue as president of the 400-member strong BC Fruit Growers’ Association.The annual general meeting was held February 11-12 in Kelowna.

CPMA early bird registration ends March 6

Plan ahead for this year’s Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show in Toronto in mid-May. One of the guest speakers is Chef Massimo Capra. Early bird registration ends March 6. 

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