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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. 

Plans for Priority Setting Workshop underway for 2022

The Pest Management Centre has announced that the 2022 Priority Setting Workshop will be held virtually in February and March.  

The label for Malathion 85E has been amended for berry crops

In the midst of berry growing and harvesting season, growers should be aware of label changes for this crop protection product. As Erica Pate, Ontario fruit crop specialist points out, the increased use rate changes of Malathion 85E mean that the product now controls, not just suppresses, spotted wing drosophila. 

RELATED NEWS

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. 

Plans for Priority Setting Workshop underway for 2022

The Pest Management Centre has announced that the 2022 Priority Setting Workshop will be held virtually in February and March.  

The label for Malathion 85E has been amended for berry crops

In the midst of berry growing and harvesting season, growers should be aware of label changes for this crop protection product. As Erica Pate, Ontario fruit crop specialist points out, the increased use rate changes of Malathion 85E mean that the product now controls, not just suppresses, spotted wing drosophila. 

Cleanfarms is holding one-day events throughout British Columbia’s interior to pick up unwanted agricultural pesticides. Check the schedule for the location nearest you from September 27 to October 21. The service will not return to this area again until 2024. 

The recent merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern means there is now a single-line, competitive option for domestic intermodal shipments between Mexico, the U.S. Midwest, and Canada. Rail can now compete with trucks for time-sensitive shipments in high-value perishables.

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Rule changes for California romaine lettuce arriving in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requirements for accepting California-grown romaine lettuce into Canada between September 30 and December 31, 2021. 

PMA cancels Fresh Summit due to Hurricane Ida

The Produce Marketing Association has cancelled the in-person event in New Orleans, Louisiana that was scheduled for October 28-30. The city is still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Ida and now remnants of tropical storm Nicholas.  

U.S. Apple outlook predicts more than 11 billion pounds

U.S. Apple is predicting that the 2021-22 crop year will exceed 11.1 billion pounds or 265.4 million bushels. That’s up from a year ago, but 1.3 per cent less than the five-year production average. The Red Delicious apple variety is produced in the largest volume. 

USITC releases investigation results on raspberries

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that Mexican raspberries are not a trade threat to the Washington state processed raspberry market. Neither is Canada’s small raspberry sector, concentrated near Abbotsford, British Columbia. The final report contains a chapter of insightful statistical analysis of fresh and frozen markets in Canada.

Life after vaccination

Washington State has reversed guidance to its fully vaccinated farm workers, releasing them from having to wear a mask or socially distance to work or in congregate housing. Farm groups lobbied for the change. 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that letting children have more eating time – say 20 minutes rather than 10 – results in more consumption of fruits and vegetables. It stands to reason, writes Owen Roberts, that “protected time” without interruptions allows kids to eat all of their lunch. 

Here’s an example of robotic order picking in a smart warehouse

Labour shortages are affecting all segments of the supply chain writes Retail Navigator columnist Peter Chapman. An inexperienced buyer can have a serious impact on your business. So look at your forecasts and help buyers keep the right amount of inventory on hand. 

A vaccination clinic at Toronto Pearson Airport was a huge success in 2021, thanks to a partnership between the OFVGA and OMAFRA’s COVID Agri-Food Secretariat. Bill George, OFVGA chair, reports that staff at 80 clinics were able to vaccinate 10,000 temporary foreign workers.  

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  • Deena Clarke, CFO and Jodi Johnson, marketing and communications
    Peak of the Market adds to executive team

    Winnipeg-based Peak of the Market appoints Deena Clarke as chief financial officer. And broadens the executive team with Jodi Johnson in the newly created position of marketing and communications.

  • UPGC general manager retires

    A veteran of Canada’s potato industry, Kevin MacIsaac, plans to retire this fall after a decade as general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada. His diversified career spans 42 years as an extension agronomist, farmer, industry organizer and articulate advocate for agriculture. 

  • Greg Morrow named Nova Scotia ag minister

    Long-time radio news director, Greg Morrow, is the new agriculture minister for Nova Scotia.  

  • Mucci Farms hires grocery veteran

    Dan Branson starts a new role as senior director, business and product development on August 16, 2021. He’s had a 15-year run with Canada’s largest grocer, Loblaw Companies, earning him a reputation as a thought leader on large global initiatives. 

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Most paper packaging in Canada is made from recycled content

Less than half of one per cent of Canadian commercial forests are harvested for paper-based packaging. That’s a fact released by the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council during National Forest Week, September 19-25, 2021. 

Cleanfarms pick up in BC interior

Cleanfarms is holding one-day events throughout British Columbia’s interior to pick up unwanted agricultural pesticides. Check the schedule for the location nearest you from September 27 to October 21. The service will not return to this area again until 2024. 

$2.5 million available to bring research ideas to market

The Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative is calling for applications that would support knowledge transfer, research synthesis or commercialization. All applications must align with research priorities, one of which is productive land capacity.  

Railway deal links Mexico-US-Canada

The recent merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern means there is now a single-line, competitive option for domestic intermodal shipments between Mexico, the U.S. Midwest, and Canada. Rail can now compete with trucks for time-sensitive shipments in high-value perishables.

Greenbelt Foundation renews support for Ontario Tender Fruit Growers

More than $280,000 in grant money will support future planting of 75,000 tender fruit trees and 10,000 grapevines across the Niagara region.  It’s one of two specialty crop areas protected by Ontario’s Greenbelt.  

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