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Special review decision released on pymetrozine

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has reviewed pymetrozine and cancelled all its outdoor uses. Continued registration on greenhouse vegetables will be allowed with new mitigation measures. 

BioProtection portal launched in Canada

Available in English and French, this new online resource offers key information on crop pests and biocontrol and biopesticide products in Canada. 

Insecticide approved with more risk mitigation measures

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has published its re-evaluation decision, approving continued use of lambda-cyhalothrin.  The synthetic pyrethroid will be allowed in a range of horticultural crops, such as the Brassica family, however, use on lettuce and bulb vegetables will be phased out.

Microbe-based nitrogen fixation product to be launched

Corteva Agriscience and Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, plan to offer a nutrient efficiency optimizer in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

Two neonics will be allowed with new risk mitigation measures

Health Canada will allow some key uses of clothianidin and thiamethoxam on crops with additional risk mitigation measures. Changes are effective by March 31, 2023.

Photo by Michiel Buijsse, Taber, Alberta

The United Potato Growers of Canada estimates potato acreage will increase by 2.3% to 367,800 acres for 2021. General manager Kevin MacIsaac predicts that the supply pipeline will be empty by the end of the marketing year. 

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, along with partners, has launched a new app to automate daily COVID-19 health screening of temporary foreign workers. 

RELATED NEWS

BioProtection portal launched in Canada

Available in English and French, this new online resource offers key information on crop pests and biocontrol and biopesticide products in Canada. 

Insecticide approved with more risk mitigation measures

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has published its re-evaluation decision, approving continued use of lambda-cyhalothrin.  The synthetic pyrethroid will be allowed in a range of horticultural crops, such as the Brassica family, however, use on lettuce and bulb vegetables will be phased out.

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Microbe-based nitrogen fixation product to be launched

Corteva Agriscience and Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, plan to offer a nutrient efficiency optimizer in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

Two neonics will be allowed with new risk mitigation measures

Health Canada will allow some key uses of clothianidin and thiamethoxam on crops with additional risk mitigation measures. Changes are effective by March 31, 2023.

One of Ontario’s mostly highly anticipated vegetables is off to a slow start. Cooler weather and frost in late April and early May mean that robust volumes likely won’t be available until the Victoria Day May 24 weekend. 

RELATED NEWS

Special review decision released on pymetrozine

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has reviewed pymetrozine and cancelled all its outdoor uses. Continued registration on greenhouse vegetables will be allowed with new mitigation measures. 

Insecticide approved with more risk mitigation measures

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has published its re-evaluation decision, approving continued use of lambda-cyhalothrin.  The synthetic pyrethroid will be allowed in a range of horticultural crops, such as the Brassica family, however, use on lettuce and bulb vegetables will be phased out.

MAXimize Your Crop’s Potential

Keep your orchard disease-free and picture-perfect with MANZATE MAX Fungicide.

Microbe-based nitrogen fixation product to be launched

Corteva Agriscience and Symborg, an expert in microbiological technologies, plan to offer a nutrient efficiency optimizer in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

Two neonics will be allowed with new risk mitigation measures

Health Canada will allow some key uses of clothianidin and thiamethoxam on crops with additional risk mitigation measures. Changes are effective by March 31, 2023.

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity has reached an agreement with Farm Credit Canada to assume leadership of one of the agriculture industry’s top public advocacy forums:  Agriculture More Than Ever. 

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Vineland to host automation webinar

A persistent labour crisis is driving interest in more automation. Vineland’s horticulture automation team is hosting a May 12 webinar to encourage more Canadian companies to adapt their technology to horticulture. 

Blue Radix and OGVG introduce autonomous greenhouse management

Blue Radix, a Dutch AI-tech specialist, is working with Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers on autonomous greenhouse management. It’s one of 12 projects cost-shared with the Ontario ag ministry.  

 

NutriAg launches SiliCalMax

NutriAg is introducing newly registered SiliCalMax, a silicon and calcium foliar fertilizer for both fruit and vegetable crops.

Ontario greenhouse growers innovate

More than $3.6 million of Ontario funding will be targeted to 12 projects through the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative. One project is to test cost effectiveness of anti-viral coating to treat tools and surfaces with hopes of reducing spread of human and plant viruses. 

Artificial intelligence is coming to greenhouse vegetables operations

Smart algorithms can optimize and steer climate, irrigation and energy in daily operations of greenhouses. A January 28 webinar delves into how artificial intelligence can reduce dependency on human expertise in controlled environments. 

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CanadaGAP receives recognition against global benchmarking requirements

Global Food Safety Initiative recognition allows CanadaGAP-certified companies to remain competitive and maintain access to customers. 

Fill out CHC planting intentions survey

The Canadian Horticultural Council is conducting a member survey of the impact of COVID-19 on production. Deadline is May 14. 

Planting intentions are up for potatoes in Canada

The United Potato Growers of Canada estimates potato acreage will increase by 2.3% to 367,800 acres for 2021. General manager Kevin MacIsaac predicts that the supply pipeline will be empty by the end of the marketing year. 

Special review decision released on pymetrozine

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has reviewed pymetrozine and cancelled all its outdoor uses. Continued registration on greenhouse vegetables will be allowed with new mitigation measures. 

Almost asparagus time in Ontario

One of Ontario’s mostly highly anticipated vegetables is off to a slow start. Cooler weather and frost in late April and early May mean that robust volumes likely won’t be available until the Victoria Day May 24 weekend. 

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