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Due to the pandemic, Ontario’s environment ministry has extended pesticide safety certificates until December 31, 2021.  

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Potato growers in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta are asked to send samples of Colorado potato beetle to a government entomologist to test for tolerance levels to selected registered insecticides.

Entrust insecticide label expanded for blueberry maggot

The Pest Management Regulatory agency has approved a minor use label expansion for Entrust insecticide to suppress blueberry maggot on highbush and lowbush blueberries in Canada. 

Canadian farmers set record recycling rate for ag-plastic jugs

Cleanfarms reports that the 2020 recycling rate for crop protection ag-plastic jugs was 76 per cent compared to 71 per cent the previous year. 

 

Syngenta Canada creates seed and crop protection business units

With the 2021 cycle coming to a close, Syngenta Canada has created Seed and Crop Protection business units within the company effective June 1, 2021.

RELATED NEWS

Pesticide safety certificates extended for Ontario farmers

Due to the pandemic, Ontario’s environment ministry has extended pesticide safety certificates until December 31, 2021.  

Colorado potato beetle collection underway

Potato growers in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta are asked to send samples of Colorado potato beetle to a government entomologist to test for tolerance levels to selected registered insecticides.

Entrust insecticide label expanded for blueberry maggot

The Pest Management Regulatory agency has approved a minor use label expansion for Entrust insecticide to suppress blueberry maggot on highbush and lowbush blueberries in Canada. 

Canadian farmers set record recycling rate for ag-plastic jugs

Cleanfarms reports that the 2020 recycling rate for crop protection ag-plastic jugs was 76 per cent compared to 71 per cent the previous year. 

 

Syngenta Canada creates seed and crop protection business units

With the 2021 cycle coming to a close, Syngenta Canada has created Seed and Crop Protection business units within the company effective June 1, 2021.

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OPMA welcomes seven new board directors

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association has appointed seven new board members for three-year terms at its annual general meeting June 9, 2021. Their backgrounds range from retail to greenhouse operations. 

CPMA names New Product Showcase Awards winners

During Fresh Week, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association announced five winners in the categories of Best New Product, Packaging Innovation, Best Snackable Product, Organic Product, New Technology.  Winners were chosen among 56 products from 42 companies.

CPMA names Lifetime Achievement Award winner

John Anderson, chair, CEO and managing partner of The Oppenheimer Group has been named recipient of the 2021 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Luci Faas is one of 10 Women in Produce nominees

After two years of research and pilots, Luci Faas was successful in identifying a home-compostable cucumber wrap for Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is honouring her as one of 10 Women in Produce nominees. 

Minor use coordinator announced for Ontario

Joshua Mosiondz will be joining the Horticulture Technology unit of Ontario’s ag ministry, effective immediately. 

 

Thanks to $200,000 in provincial funding over three years, Ontario’s farm-to-consumer sector is thriving under a new banner:  Farm Fresh Ontario. President Thomas Wilson explains that a new logo is only part of the future. 

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Colorado potato beetle collection underway

Potato growers in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta are asked to send samples of Colorado potato beetle to a government entomologist to test for tolerance levels to selected registered insecticides.

Entrust insecticide label expanded for blueberry maggot

The Pest Management Regulatory agency has approved a minor use label expansion for Entrust insecticide to suppress blueberry maggot on highbush and lowbush blueberries in Canada. 

Canadian farmers set record recycling rate for ag-plastic jugs

Cleanfarms reports that the 2020 recycling rate for crop protection ag-plastic jugs was 76 per cent compared to 71 per cent the previous year. 

 

Syngenta Canada creates seed and crop protection business units

With the 2021 cycle coming to a close, Syngenta Canada has created Seed and Crop Protection business units within the company effective June 1, 2021.

Closer™ Insecticide with Isoclast™ active in Leafy Vegetables

PARTNER CONTENT   Sap-feeding insects are among the most destructive insect pests, causing economic losses in horticultural crops. Management of sap-feeding insects often requires diverse control tactics, including the use of insecticides such as Closer™ Insecticide with Isoclast™ active.

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Ontario welcomes new ag minister

Lisa Thompson, representing the rural riding of Huron-Bruce, becomes the new Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. She’s been a MPP since 2011.

CPMA names New Product Showcase Awards winners

During Fresh Week, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association announced five winners in the categories of Best New Product, Packaging Innovation, Best Snackable Product, Organic Product, New Technology.  Winners were chosen among 56 products from 42 companies.

CPMA names Lifetime Achievement Award winner

John Anderson, chair, CEO and managing partner of The Oppenheimer Group has been named recipient of the 2021 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Luci Faas is one of 10 Women in Produce nominees

After two years of research and pilots, Luci Faas was successful in identifying a home-compostable cucumber wrap for Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is honouring her as one of 10 Women in Produce nominees. 

Minor use coordinator announced for Ontario

Joshua Mosiondz will be joining the Horticulture Technology unit of Ontario’s ag ministry, effective immediately. 

 

RELATED NEWS

Pesticide safety certificates extended for Ontario farmers

Due to the pandemic, Ontario’s environment ministry has extended pesticide safety certificates until December 31, 2021.  

Entrust insecticide label expanded for blueberry maggot

The Pest Management Regulatory agency has approved a minor use label expansion for Entrust insecticide to suppress blueberry maggot on highbush and lowbush blueberries in Canada. 

Canadian farmers set record recycling rate for ag-plastic jugs

Cleanfarms reports that the 2020 recycling rate for crop protection ag-plastic jugs was 76 per cent compared to 71 per cent the previous year. 

 

Syngenta Canada creates seed and crop protection business units

With the 2021 cycle coming to a close, Syngenta Canada has created Seed and Crop Protection business units within the company effective June 1, 2021.

Closer™ Insecticide with Isoclast™ active in Leafy Vegetables

PARTNER CONTENT   Sap-feeding insects are among the most destructive insect pests, causing economic losses in horticultural crops. Management of sap-feeding insects often requires diverse control tactics, including the use of insecticides such as Closer™ Insecticide with Isoclast™ active.

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  • Ontario welcomes new ag minister

    Lisa Thompson, representing the rural riding of Huron-Bruce, becomes the new Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. She’s been a MPP since 2011.

  • Dan Tukendorf, program manager of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, is one of seven new board members on the OPMA board.
    OPMA welcomes seven new board directors

    The Ontario Produce Marketing Association has appointed seven new board members for three-year terms at its annual general meeting June 9, 2021. Their backgrounds range from retail to greenhouse operations. 

  • Mucci Farms’ Naked Leaf Living Basil won the award for Packaging Innovation.
    CPMA names New Product Showcase Awards winners

    During Fresh Week, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association announced five winners in the categories of Best New Product, Packaging Innovation, Best Snackable Product, Organic Product, New Technology.  Winners were chosen among 56 products from 42 companies.

  • CPMA names Lifetime Achievement Award winner

    John Anderson, chair, CEO and managing partner of The Oppenheimer Group has been named recipient of the 2021 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Greenbelt Foundation research reveals expansion opportunities in Ontario

Updated research underlines a $135 million opportunity for expansion in apples, snap beans and two kinds of cabbage in Ontario This is in addition to fresh grapes, strawberries, pears, garlic, and sweet potatoes, as well as vertical farming.

Ontario welcomes new ag minister

Lisa Thompson, representing the rural riding of Huron-Bruce, becomes the new Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. She’s been a MPP since 2011.

Farm Fresh Ontario refreshes logo and more

Thanks to $200,000 in provincial funding over three years, Ontario’s farm-to-consumer sector is thriving under a new banner:  Farm Fresh Ontario. President Thomas Wilson explains that a new logo is only part of the future. 

Fruit and vegetable farmers push back on reports of poor worker housing

Employer-provided housing for seasonal agricultural workers is heavily regulated and inspected by government and public health officials. The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association explains the multiple layers of oversight.  

Pesticide safety certificates extended for Ontario farmers

Due to the pandemic, Ontario’s environment ministry has extended pesticide safety certificates until December 31, 2021.  

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