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Presidio label expanded for field and greenhouse use

Valent, the manufacturers of Presidio fungicide have been granted a label expansion for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil, and downy mildew of hops. The expansion also includes suppression of Phytophthora blight and pod rot and downy mildew on edible podded beans in Canada. 

Syngenta launches Minecto Pro insecticide

Minecto Pro is registered in potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetle, European corn borer, spider mite, potato psyllid and flea beetle.  It’s also registered to control labelled pests in apples, pears and various vegetable crops.

BASF introduces Serifel fungicide

Powdery mildew and botrytis are the targets of BASF’s new Serifel fungicide for grapes.  Available for 2019, it can be used in conventional or organic production. 

New fungicide for vines, fruits, nuts, vegetables

Adavelt is a novel fungicide in the Corteva Agriscience pipeline for disease control on a wide range of horticultural crops. 

New potato seed-piece treatment

Suppression of pink rot and control of key seed- and soil‑borne diseases are on the label of Syngenta’s potato seed treatment registration for Vibrance Ultra Potato.

Risk management is a priority for fresh vegetable growers, whether that’s in new equipment or crop insurance. Broccoli grower Kenny Forth reviewed the results of his new Plant Tape transplanting system at the recent annual general meeting of Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario. 

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association is holding its 160th annual general meeting, Feb. 19, 2019 in Niagara Falls -- a day ahead of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Don’t miss the latest information on all the issues that matter to growers!

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is in its 18th year, and features a wide lineup of horticultural experts, educational sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities. It runs Feb 20-21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

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$5 million to automate greenhouses

The feds have announced up to $5 million for an 'automation cluster' led by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Research will focus on robotic harvesters for greenhouse cucumbers, wireless irrigation for flowers and vegetables, and sensors for soil and air moisture. Ag minister Lawrence MacAulay and fellow MPs were on hand for the announcement.

 

CropLife Canada helps growers manage resistance

Manage Resistance Now is a new online resource developed by CropLife Canada to help growers minimize the development of herbicide, fungicide and insecticide resistance on their farms. 

Government challenges small businesses to innovate

Innovative Solutions Canada is a new federal program that invites small businesses to come up with an innovative product, service or solution for a specific challenge they face.

More flavourful tomatoes on-the-vine

Vineland is developing promising new varieties of more flavourful on-the-vine tomatoes. Check out their story and video.

New Eco steam peelers for Cavendish Farms

Cavendish Farm’s state-of–the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta is now equipped with the industry’s latest TOMRA Eco steam peelers. Reduced carbon footprint and increased processing efficiency are two big benefits.  

Loblaw is opening its PC Insiders program to all 16 million PC Optimum loyalty members. The annual subscription fee earns free pick-up, shipping, and savings on selected President’s Choice items. It’s a significant move, taking on Amazon. 

CanAgPlus held its annual general meeting December 6, 2018, electing four directors to the board that oversees the CanadaGAP program. Stephanie Lariviere becomes chair and Scott Wright becomes vice-chair. 

Canada’s international farm workers contribute significantly to the local economies where they live.  The latest release in the Canadian Horticultural Council’s video series shows just how big and beneficial those contributions can be.

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  • Update on ferbam, thiram, ziram

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency announced a final decision on ferbam, thiram and ziram fungicides on December 14. 

  • Downy mildew on hops
    Presidio label expanded for field and greenhouse use

    Valent, the manufacturers of Presidio fungicide have been granted a label expansion for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil, and downy mildew of hops. The expansion also includes suppression of Phytophthora blight and pod rot and downy mildew on edible podded beans in Canada. 

  • Syngenta launches Minecto Pro insecticide

    Minecto Pro is registered in potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetle, European corn borer, spider mite, potato psyllid and flea beetle.  It’s also registered to control labelled pests in apples, pears and various vegetable crops.

  • BASF introduces Serifel fungicide

    Powdery mildew and botrytis are the targets of BASF’s new Serifel fungicide for grapes.  Available for 2019, it can be used in conventional or organic production. 

  • Dr. Jim Brandle
    Dr. Jim Brandle resigns

    A tireless leader, Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, resigns effective November 9. He’s been in the role since the start-up in 2007. 

  • Mind to Market winners
    2018 Mind to Market award

    This ‘fruitful’ research collaboration between Moyers Apple Products and Prof. Keith Warriner produced a method to inactivate pathogens on apples that was more effective and product-friendly than washing. Implementing the proactive measure also increased market share.

  • Ken Forth (L) and Jan VanderHout, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.
    Industry Builder Award

    The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has recognized the efforts of Ken Forth, chair of several labour committees and organizations, for his untiring work. He’s the 2018 recipient of the Industry Builder Award. 

  • André Lamontagne.
    Quebec has new ag minister

    Quebec’s new agriculture minister, André Lamontagne is one of 26 cabinet ministers sworn in October 18 under a Coalition Avenir Quebec premier. 

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Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario meet

Risk management is a priority for fresh vegetable growers, whether that’s in new equipment or crop insurance. Broccoli grower Kenny Forth reviewed the results of his new Plant Tape transplanting system at the recent annual general meeting of Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario. 

Register now for Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is in its 18th year, and features a wide lineup of horticultural experts, educational sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities. It runs Feb 20-21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

Loblaw opens up fee-based PC Insiders program

Loblaw is opening its PC Insiders program to all 16 million PC Optimum loyalty members. The annual subscription fee earns free pick-up, shipping, and savings on selected President’s Choice items. It’s a significant move, taking on Amazon. 

New CanAgPlus executive announced

CanAgPlus held its annual general meeting December 6, 2018, electing four directors to the board that oversees the CanadaGAP program. Stephanie Lariviere becomes chair and Scott Wright becomes vice-chair. 

World Soil Day marked by donation to U of G

Soil health outreach is the aim of a $500,000 donation to the University of Guelph, marking World Soil Day on December 5.

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