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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.

Parasol fungicide label expanded for pome and stone fruit

Parasol FL fungicide is now available for pome and stone fruit growers. It’s aimed at fire blight, coryneum blight, bacterial blight, eastern filbert blight, bacterial canker and leaf curl.

Chateau label expanded for hops

The manufacturers of Chateau herbicide have been granted a new label expansion for control of suckers on hops and management of other labeled weeds.

Frontier Max label expanded for potatoes

BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has been granted a new label expansion for Frontier Max herbicide for control of annual grasses and key broadleaf weeds in potatoes.  In addition to its expanded label on potatoes, Frontier Max is also registered for use on corn, soybeans, dry beans, onions, cabbage and grapes. 

Mancozeb and metiram update

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has agreed to restart the review process for the commonly used fungicide mancozeb. However, the decision stands on metiram. 

Lewis Collins

The Ontario produce industry’s finest leaders shone at the OPMA Annual Awards, held November 9. One of the five award winners was Lewis Collins, now retired from Stronach & Sons at the Ontario Food Terminal.  

Ross Wetmore

In New Brunswick’s changing political fortunes, the Conservatives took the reins of the provincial government on November 9.  Ross Wetmore was named the new minister of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. 

Without the men and women who work the fields and greenhouses, there would be no fruit and vegetable production in Canada. This video, directed by the Canadian Horticultural Council, showcases Jamaican worker Anthony at TapRoot Farms, Nova Scotia. 

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E coli investigation findings

Quality of irrigation water matters. In the case of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce grown in Arizona last spring, regulators speculate that irrigation canal water used to dilute crop protection products might have contributed to the disaster. 

Not enough fruits and vegetables to feed us?

A new University of Guelph study says that if everyone on the planet wanted to eat a healthy diet, there wouldn’t be enough fruit and vegetables to go around.

New trade opportunities with Europe

The new CETA trade agreement has made trading between Canada and Europe easier.  Spain, in particular, is taking note. 

World Food Day

Hunger remains an enormous challenge in many parts of the world.  World Food Day helps to remind us.

Walmart US adopts blockchain technology

Walmart U.S. will require suppliers to use block chain technology within a year to help traceability efforts in case of outbreaks of E. coliand other diseases in lettuce. Currently, there is no similar requirement from Walmart Canada.

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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. 

Parasol fungicide label expanded for pome and stone fruit

Parasol FL fungicide is now available for pome and stone fruit growers. It’s aimed at fire blight, coryneum blight, bacterial blight, eastern filbert blight, bacterial canker and leaf curl.

Chateau label expanded for hops

The manufacturers of Chateau herbicide have been granted a new label expansion for control of suckers on hops and management of other labeled weeds.

Frontier Max label expanded for potatoes

BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has been granted a new label expansion for Frontier Max herbicide for control of annual grasses and key broadleaf weeds in potatoes.  In addition to its expanded label on potatoes, Frontier Max is also registered for use on corn, soybeans, dry beans, onions, cabbage and grapes. 

Mancozeb and metiram update

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has agreed to restart the review process for the commonly used fungicide mancozeb. However, the decision stands on metiram. 

Thanks to the efforts of growers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, commercial, heritage and new varieties of apples are on display at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which runs November 2 -11.  It’s the venue for the National Apple Competition. 

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FEATURES

  • 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. 

Recent News

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 Brunswick: new ag minister

In New Brunswick’s changing political fortunes, the Conservatives took the reins of the provincial government on November 9.  Ross Wetmore was named the new minister of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. 

Fall Harvest meetings with federal politicians

Canadian produce industry reps focused on competitiveness in their meetings with more than 50 parliamentarians. The two days were capped with a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Reducing injury in the workplace

Resources are available on-line to reduce musculoskeletal injuries among workers. Here’s one piece of advice:  Hands below head. 

Video highlights international farm workers

Without the men and women who work the fields and greenhouses, there would be no fruit and vegetable production in Canada. This video, directed by the Canadian Horticultural Council, showcases Jamaican worker Anthony at TapRoot Farms, Nova Scotia. 

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