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Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

New OPVG directors 

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.

Guelph names new associate vice-president of research

The University of Guelph has appointed a new associate vice-president research (agri-food partnership). Prof. Beverley Hale has been appointed to the role effective Jan. 1, 2018 for a five-year term.

The Grower wins awards

The Grower, with a track record of 138 years as a horticultural publication, is never too old for awards. We’re proud to share the back stories of two awards from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. 

Kniaziew Family recognized

An Ontario greenhouse operation, the Kniaziew Family, founders of Orangeline Farms and Zing! Health Forward in Leamington, Ont., were one of 11 Ontario Farm Family Award winners honoured at the 100th annual International Plowing Match held in Walton, Ont.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its seventh podcast episode with guest Chris Mullet Koop, an egg and grape farmer from Jordan, Ontario.

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Podcast episode 6

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its sixth podcast episode with guest Rich Feenstra, an apple grower from Beamsville, Ontario.

Podcast episode 4

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its fourth podcast episode with guest Kevin Howe, fruit and vegetable grower and industry leader, Howe Family Farm located in Aylmer, Ontario.

Podcast episode 3

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its third podcast episode with guest Chris Veillon, chief marketing officer for Pure Flavor, a greenhouse grower and marketer located in Leamington, Ontario.

Podcast episode 2

The Grower Calling –  released its second podcast episode.

Podcast Episode 1

The Grower launched  its own podcast channel. The first episode features  Dusty Zamecnik, a fourth-generation farmer in his 20s at EZ Grow Farms located in Frogmore, Ontario. On his family’s farm, they grow highbush blueberries as well as propagate strawberry plants for berry growers around the world.

Canada’s biggest grocer offers home delivery in the two biggest urban centres. Loblaw also announces the closure of 22 stores in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Remi Van De Slyke tends to his ginseng garden near Straffordville, Ontario. Photos by Glenn Lowson.

Ontario’s ginseng industry generates $239 million in sales, mostly to Asia. New federal funding will boost opportunities to grow the industry. 

Farm & Food Care Ontario released it fourth edition of The Real Dirt on Farming magazine earlier this month. Starting on page 20-23 the publication covers fruit and vegetable crops providing farmer profiles, did you know facts and more.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), an Ontario government ministry released a draft of a provincial soil health strategy. Farmers and industry stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback before December 31, 2017. 

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2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

New OPVG directors 

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.

Guelph names new associate vice-president of research

The University of Guelph has appointed a new associate vice-president research (agri-food partnership). Prof. Beverley Hale has been appointed to the role effective Jan. 1, 2018 for a five-year term.

The Grower wins awards

The Grower, with a track record of 138 years as a horticultural publication, is never too old for awards. We’re proud to share the back stories of two awards from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. 

Kniaziew Family recognized

An Ontario greenhouse operation, the Kniaziew Family, founders of Orangeline Farms and Zing! Health Forward in Leamington, Ont., were one of 11 Ontario Farm Family Award winners honoured at the 100th annual International Plowing Match held in Walton, Ont.

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) extended its reach at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this year with a revamped booth space in the horticulture section, which had not seen much change over the past several years.

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  • Andrew Dornan, agronomic development manager, horticulture for Bayer CropScience, is pictured at a 2017 Ontario field day. 
    Bayer’s pipeline

    New products, relevant to horticulture, are in the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.

  • Brown rot on peach (L) and nectarine.
     Rovral registered

    The registration of Rovral WP for nectarines adds another fungicide in the arsenal to prevent resistance.

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    Fungicide for celery leaf curl 

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Switch fungicide for control of anthracnose (leaf curl) on celery in Canada. Switch fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.

  • Bacterial leaf spot on lettuce
    Bacterial leaf spot

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Confine Extra fungicide for suppression of bacterial leaf spot (Xanthomonos campestris pv vitians) in Canada. Confine Extra fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for several different diseases.

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2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Podcast episode 7

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its seventh podcast episode with guest Chris Mullet Koop, an egg and grape farmer from Jordan, Ontario.

Loblaw to offer home delivery

Canada’s biggest grocer offers home delivery in the two biggest urban centres. Loblaw also announces the closure of 22 stores in a rapidly changing marketplace.

More ginseng to Asia

Ontario’s ginseng industry generates $239 million in sales, mostly to Asia. New federal funding will boost opportunities to grow the industry. 

Major spike in cost of doing business

Moody skies over a field of fall vegetables echo the frame of mind of Ontario’s growers, as they face a minimum wage increase to $14/hour as of January 1. 

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