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Spear-T biopesticide to be launched to greenhouse growers

Vestaron Corporation has named Plant Products, Leamington, Ontario to be exclusive distributor for the Canadian greenhouse market. The first product will be Spear-T biopesticide.

Cohort Wholesale to commercialize Spear-Lep insecticide in Canada

Canadian distributor, Cohort Wholesale, is supporting Vestaron in commercializing the innovative insecticide for fruit and vegetable crops.

Veltyma fungicide registered for potatoes

BASF Canada has received registration for a fungicide with new active ingredient Revysol for broad spectrum control against foliar diseases such as early blight, black dot and brown spot in potatoes.  It will be available for the 2022 growing season. 

UPL to partner with Cohort Wholesale

Cohort Wholesale will provide technical, sales, warehousing and logistical support for UPL products. The agreement is effective September 1, 2021.  

Health Canada pauses decision on glyphosate

Federal ministers of health, agriculture and agri-food, environment and climate change have paused any proposed increases to Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) including for glyphosate. There will be no increases to MRLs until at least spring 2022. 

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Spear-T biopesticide to be launched to greenhouse growers

Vestaron Corporation has named Plant Products, Leamington, Ontario to be exclusive distributor for the Canadian greenhouse market. The first product will be Spear-T biopesticide.

Cohort Wholesale to commercialize Spear-Lep insecticide in Canada

Canadian distributor, Cohort Wholesale, is supporting Vestaron in commercializing the innovative insecticide for fruit and vegetable crops.

Veltyma fungicide registered for potatoes

BASF Canada has received registration for a fungicide with new active ingredient Revysol for broad spectrum control against foliar diseases such as early blight, black dot and brown spot in potatoes.  It will be available for the 2022 growing season. 

UPL to partner with Cohort Wholesale

Cohort Wholesale will provide technical, sales, warehousing and logistical support for UPL products. The agreement is effective September 1, 2021.  

Health Canada pauses decision on glyphosate

Federal ministers of health, agriculture and agri-food, environment and climate change have paused any proposed increases to Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) including for glyphosate. There will be no increases to MRLs until at least spring 2022. 

Kevin Schooley, formerly general manager of the Berry Growers of Ontario, has joined N.M. Bartlett as a sales representative effective December 1, 2021. He will also serve in the newly created role of Canadian technical services lead. Dave Reeves has retired after 42 years of dedicated service in southcentral Ontario.  

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Nuffield Canada announces 2022 scholars

One of the six scholars named to a $15,000 Nuffield Canada scholarship is Mark Phillips, marketing specialist for the Prince Edward Island Potato Board. He intends to research public trust issues. 

Corteva names Chuck Magro as next CEO

Global crop protection company Corteva has named Canadian Chuck Magro as the next CEO, effective November 1, 2021.

Marie-Claude Bibeau retains role as ag minister

The Québec-based and bilingual Marie-Claude Bibeau was the first female to be appointed agriculture minister in March 2019. Her two-year tenure has earned her a renewed posting to the complex portfolio in the next Liberal government.  

Berry Growers of Ontario seek new general manager

Kevin Schooley is stepping down from his role as general manager after 18 years with the Berry Growers of Ontario. 

The BC government has released 19 recommendations to stabilize the sector that’s losing  competitiveness and profitability. More than 800 growers tend to apples and cherries, mostly in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Creston valleys. 

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Automated vision technology in development

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Koppert launches new range of insect traps

Koppert Biological Systems has expanded its Horiver sticky trap range with four new traps for monitoring and trapping pests such as leaf miners, whiteflies, thrips and other harmful insects in a wide variety of crops. 

Biobest invests $10 million in ecoation

Biobest, active in biocontrol and pollination, is deepening its relationship with ecoation, a pioneer in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies for horticulture. 

The Certhon Harvest Robot makes debut in Netherlands

Based in the Netherlands, Certhon and its Japanese partner DENSO, are launching the Certhon Harvest Robot. This multifunctional robot can detect, cut and transport greenhouse-grown tomatoes to boxes without human help. 

South Essex Fabricating partners with Robovision

Based in Leamington, Ontario, South Essex Fabricating has signed a partnership agreement with Robovision for the research and development of deep-learning software and enhanced AI robotics for the agriculture industry.

Calgary represents the second build after the one built in 2019 in Guelph, Ontario.  It’s expected that one million pounds of leafy greens will be on grocery shelves across Western Canada by early 2023.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency closed the border for PEI fresh and processing potato exports to the U.S. on November 21. The move was triggered by soil samples from two fields containing spores of potato wart. Within the same week, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced a working group, including CFIA, to help resolve the issue.   

After another pandemic year, the 2022 Nourish Network Trend Report expands on 11 unique trends coming out of the shared global experience and suggests how we can start thinking about the beginning of the end. 

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NM Bartlett announces personnel changes

Kevin Schooley, formerly general manager of the Berry Growers of Ontario, has joined N.M. Bartlett as a sales representative effective December 1, 2021. He will also serve in the newly created role of Canadian technical services lead. Dave Reeves has retired after 42 years of dedicated service in southcentral Ontario.  

Grocery code of conduct proposal expected in March 2022

A Food Industry Code of Practice Design Team is expected to deliver a proposal to co-chairs Hon Marie-Claude Bibeau and Quebec agriculture minister André Lamontagne in March 2022. 

BC tree fruit industry reviews the path forward

The BC government has released 19 recommendations to stabilize the sector that’s losing  competitiveness and profitability. More than 800 growers tend to apples and cherries, mostly in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Creston valleys. 

Vineland issues 2021-2022 Innovation Report

The newest progress report from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects the work of 19 research scientists and their support staff.  

Goodleaf to build vertical farm in Calgary

Calgary represents the second build after the one built in 2019 in Guelph, Ontario.  It’s expected that one million pounds of leafy greens will be on grocery shelves across Western Canada by early 2023.

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