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Orondis Ultra fungicide for downy mildew control on hops

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Hop growers welcome another tool for disease control. 

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Dalbir Benipal is the new chair of the BC Blueberry Council, representing 600 growers in the province. He’s the first Indo-Canadian to be elected to the role.

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Larry McIntosh, recently retired as president and CEO of Peak of the Market for 27 years, is this year’s winner of the Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  A virtual event is to be held July 21, 2021 when Tom Karst, editor of The Packer and Ron Lemaire, president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association present the award.  

Peak of the Market appoints new CEO

A Manitoba household name, Peak of the Market, has appointed a new CEO to carry forward the marketing strategies for more than 100 different varieties of locally grown produce.  She’s Pamela Kolochuk, most recently the company’s chief financial officer. 

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Crystal Mackay will coordinate the Food Day Canada event set for July 31. The farm and food advocate takes over the reins from event founder Anita Stewart, who passed in 2020. 

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The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that new directors were elected to the board at its annual general meeting held virtually from June 2-4, 2021. Representation is broad from Canada, the United States, Mexico and Chile.

Senator Rob Black named 2021 Produce Champion of the Year

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association names Ontario Senator Rob Black as 2021 Produce Champion for his efforts bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill. 

Canadian Produce Person of the Year honoured

Larry McIntosh, recently retired as president and CEO of Peak of the Market for 27 years, is this year’s winner of the Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  A virtual event is to be held July 21, 2021 when Tom Karst, editor of The Packer and Ron Lemaire, president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association present the award.  

Peak of the Market appoints new CEO

A Manitoba household name, Peak of the Market, has appointed a new CEO to carry forward the marketing strategies for more than 100 different varieties of locally grown produce.  She’s Pamela Kolochuk, most recently the company’s chief financial officer. 

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  • New directors elected to DRC

    The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that new directors were elected to the board at its annual general meeting held virtually from June 2-4, 2021. Representation is broad from Canada, the United States, Mexico and Chile.

  • Senator Rob Black named 2021 Produce Champion of the Year

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association names Ontario Senator Rob Black as 2021 Produce Champion for his efforts bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill. 

  • BC Blueberry Council board elects new chair

    Dalbir Benipal is the new chair of the BC Blueberry Council, representing 600 growers in the province. He’s the first Indo-Canadian to be elected to the role.

  • Larry McIntosh, pictured on the trade show floor of a Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual convention.
    Canadian Produce Person of the Year honoured

    Larry McIntosh, recently retired as president and CEO of Peak of the Market for 27 years, is this year’s winner of the Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  A virtual event is to be held July 21, 2021 when Tom Karst, editor of The Packer and Ron Lemaire, president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association present the award.  

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New directors elected to DRC

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that new directors were elected to the board at its annual general meeting held virtually from June 2-4, 2021. Representation is broad from Canada, the United States, Mexico and Chile.

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.  

Ontario potato open house slated for August 11

The Elora Research Station will host an open house for chipping, fresh market and French fry potato lines on August 11. COVID-19 safety rules will apply for the Ontario event.  

New display bins promote Ontario tender fruit

The Ontario Tender Fruit Growers will receive $867,000 for branded display bins to help consumers identify locally grown fruit in peak season.   

Food Day Canada event memorializes Anita Stewart

Anita Stewart’s son, Jeff, celebrates his mother’s legacy at the University of Guelph’s new food laboratory.

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