Improved advocacy, member benefits and operational efficiencies drive decision for amalgamation between Food and Beverage Ontario and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors’ Association.

Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

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Swede midge survey

A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

Expanded label for Closer insecticide

Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

Chlorothalonil decision

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has announced revisions to the use of chlorothalonil, the active ingredient in fungicides such as Bravo and Echo. The number of applications for potatoes, for example, will be reduced from 12 to three per year. 

Neonic ban in Europe

The European Union has voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids, prior to a legal decision to be rendered May 17th. Both Bayer and Syngenta challenged the 2013 partial ban at the European Court of Justice. 

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Artificial intelligence in greenhouses

Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

Expanded label for Closer insecticide

Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

Chlorothalonil decision

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has announced revisions to the use of chlorothalonil, the active ingredient in fungicides such as Bravo and Echo. The number of applications for potatoes, for example, will be reduced from 12 to three per year. 

Neonic ban in Europe

The European Union has voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids, prior to a legal decision to be rendered May 17th. Both Bayer and Syngenta challenged the 2013 partial ban at the European Court of Justice. 

RELATED NEWS

Artificial intelligence in greenhouses

Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

Swede midge survey

A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

Chlorothalonil decision

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has announced revisions to the use of chlorothalonil, the active ingredient in fungicides such as Bravo and Echo. The number of applications for potatoes, for example, will be reduced from 12 to three per year. 

Neonic ban in Europe

The European Union has voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids, prior to a legal decision to be rendered May 17th. Both Bayer and Syngenta challenged the 2013 partial ban at the European Court of Justice. 

Jamie Petchell with Eclipse asparagus

The latest asparagus hybrids, developed by the University of Guelph and exclusively licenced and sold by Fox Seeds Inc., are doing well in Europe under challenging weather conditions. 

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China intensifies inspections

Tensions are growing between China and the U.S. as increased inspections of fruit have on-the-ground implications. A U.S. Apple representative explains the ripple effects. 

Update: E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

One death in California has been attributed to the E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce, traced to a farm in Yuma, Arizona. As of May 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict more reports of sickness. 

Canada Pavilion Program

For export-ready companies looking to expand beyond North America, there’s assistance from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program. Seven international shows will be supported as part of the Canada Pavilion Program. 

Fruit Logistica 2018

For a taste of global trends, fly to Berlin. It’s the host of Fruit Logistica 2018.

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has announced revisions to the use of chlorothalonil, the active ingredient in fungicides such as Bravo and Echo. The number of applications for potatoes, for example, will be reduced from 12 to three per year. 

RELATED NEWS

Artificial intelligence in greenhouses

Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

Swede midge survey

A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

Expanded label for Closer insecticide

Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

Neonic ban in Europe

The European Union has voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids, prior to a legal decision to be rendered May 17th. Both Bayer and Syngenta challenged the 2013 partial ban at the European Court of Justice. 

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New Brunswick potato seeding underway

The historic floods of the Saint John River have been devastating in southern reaches of New Brunswick – Fredericton and Moncton -- but have had no effect on potato growers at higher elevations. 

Update: E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

One death in California has been attributed to the E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce, traced to a farm in Yuma, Arizona. As of May 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict more reports of sickness. 

Canada Pavilion Program

For export-ready companies looking to expand beyond North America, there’s assistance from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program. Seven international shows will be supported as part of the Canada Pavilion Program. 

Fruit Logistica 2018

For a taste of global trends, fly to Berlin. It’s the host of Fruit Logistica 2018.

This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

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Canadian Produce Person of the Year

One of British Columbia’s produce leaders in both fruits and vegetables, Murray Driediger, is honoured with The Packer’s Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  

CPMA Convention Awards

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognized industry leaders at the 93rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, British Columbia this past week. As part of the Convention program, awards were given to industry leaders for their ongoing commitment to the produce industry in Canada – and the overall health of Canadians.

Farm & Food Care Ontario board

Farm & Food Care Ontario elects 2018-2019 board of directors. Christine Schoonderwoerd moves into the role of chair. 

OMAFRA’s new vegetable specialist

OMAFRA announces a new vegetable crop specialist to be stationed in Ridgetown, Ontario. Amanda Tracey brings years of experience to the position.   

Farm & Food Care Champion Award

No stranger to horticulture, Jamie Reaume is honoured for his agricultural advocacy by Farm & Food Care Ontario. One of his former roles was founder and executive director of the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association. 

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  • Artificial intelligence in greenhouses

    Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

  • Swede midge on cauliflower
    Swede midge survey

    A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

  • Mullein bug, photo courtesy Michigan State University
    Expanded label for Closer insecticide

    Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

  • Chlorothalonil decision

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has announced revisions to the use of chlorothalonil, the active ingredient in fungicides such as Bravo and Echo. The number of applications for potatoes, for example, will be reduced from 12 to three per year. 

  • CPMA Booth Awards

    This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

  • Murray Driediger
    Canadian Produce Person of the Year

    One of British Columbia’s produce leaders in both fruits and vegetables, Murray Driediger, is honoured with The Packer’s Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  

  • Scott Fairbairn
    CPMA Convention Awards

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognized industry leaders at the 93rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, British Columbia this past week. As part of the Convention program, awards were given to industry leaders for their ongoing commitment to the produce industry in Canada – and the overall health of Canadians.

  • Christine Schoonderwoerd
    Farm & Food Care Ontario board

    Farm & Food Care Ontario elects 2018-2019 board of directors. Christine Schoonderwoerd moves into the role of chair. 

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Association merger

Improved advocacy, member benefits and operational efficiencies drive decision for amalgamation between Food and Beverage Ontario and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors’ Association.

Artificial intelligence in greenhouses

Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

Swede midge survey

A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

Expanded label for Closer insecticide

Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

Asparagus abroad

The latest asparagus hybrids, developed by the University of Guelph and exclusively licenced and sold by Fox Seeds Inc., are doing well in Europe under challenging weather conditions. 

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