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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. 

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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.

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.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is hosting its virtual conference on October 20 and 21. The agenda will focus on changing behaviours, emergency preparedness and culture change. 

British Columbia’s Raspberry Replant Program, started a year ago, will receive fresh funds of $300,000 to encourage growers to plant varieties suitable for fresh and individually-quick-frozen markets. 

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FEATURES

  • 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. 

  • Photo of the Year is black and white favourite

    A snowy scene of a fruit orchard near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario has won the “Photo of the Year” award from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. The Grower published the photo by veteran photographer Denis Cahill in its January 2020 issue. 

  • 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. 

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Fruit Logistica plans for live show

Fruit Logistica, famed for its exhibitor trade show and programming, is on track for a physical event in Berlin from February 9-11, 2022.

Changing farm behaviors for safety

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is hosting its virtual conference on October 20 and 21. The agenda will focus on changing behaviours, emergency preparedness and culture change. 

Strategy to address chronic labour issues in agriculture

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is partnering with others to develop a national workforce strategy for agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing.

The Drive Away Hunger campaign aims for 20M meals

Farm Credit Canada is evolving its Drive Away Hunger campaign to provide even more food for Canadians by engaging the larger agriculture and food community in raising food and cash donations. 

Canadian Haskap Association organizes symposium

Québec is hosting a first-ever Haskap Symposium on October 20 and 27. 

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