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ADAMA selects Cohort Wholesale to represent horticultural products

Cohort Wholesale, a new Canadian distributor, will be providing logistics, technical sales and marketing support for ADAMA’s growing portfolio of fruit and vegetable crop protection products. 

Zampro fungicide label expanded

The Zampro fungicide label has been expanded for management of downy mildew diseases on spinach and blackberries. 

UPDATED - Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Tricor LQ herbicide registered

UPL AgroSolutions is launching a new liquid formulation in its herbicide that is registered for potatoes and tomatoes. Tricor increases the control of several pigweed species and other weeds.

Drone view of tomato harvesting at Procyk Farms, Wilsonville, Ontario

Journalists from the CBC’s investigative documentary program travelled to Ontario’s Norfolk County this past summer to examine the dynamics between growers and seasonal workers. Titled “Bitter Harvest,” it’s an unvarnished view of a balancing act midst a pandemic crisis.  

The Canadian Horticultural Council is encouraged by the November 27 announcement that the federal government is proposing to enhance the AgriStability Business Risk Management program. However, without raising the trigger to 85%, the council suggests that there will be minimal impact for certain sectors, such as fruit and greenhouse vegetable growers.

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Ecoation partners with robotic arm developer

Ecoation is partnering with Kinova, a Canadian-based global leader in professional robotics. It’s a step forward in identifying pests and diseases in greenhouses.

Nobel Prize winners for chemistry discovered genetic scissors

Two scientists – one in Germany, one in the United States – are winning global accolades for their development of a method of genome editing. They are Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.  

 

Cascades introduces thermoformed cardboard food tray

Recycled and recyclable, this thermoformed cardboard food tray features a water-based coating that protects from moisture.  

Red Sun Farms lights up

Headquartered in Kingsville, Ontario, Red Sun Farms has installed state-of-the-art lighting to grow year-round. 

Weeding robot now on road trip to French vineyards

Feedback from 20 French winegrowers has helped to refine the latest version of Ted, a robotic weeder now on a roadshow throughout France. It’s available for sale in 2021.  

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of potato wart on two Prince Edward Island farms. Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada. 

RELATED NEWS

Zampro fungicide label expanded

The Zampro fungicide label has been expanded for management of downy mildew diseases on spinach and blackberries. 

UPDATED - Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Tricor LQ herbicide registered

UPL AgroSolutions is launching a new liquid formulation in its herbicide that is registered for potatoes and tomatoes. Tricor increases the control of several pigweed species and other weeds.

STRIM MTZ herbicide registered for potatoes

UPL AgroSolutions Canada has received PMRA registration for new STRIM MTZ herbicide. It controls troublesome grasses and broadleaf weeds such as lamb’s quarters.

The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau has proposed removing the reference margin limit and increasing compensation from 70 to 80 per cent in the business risk management program. The provinces will consider the impact on their respective producers and treasuries. 

Retail Navigator columnist Peter Chapman offers timely advice on how to plan for 2021. Food waste continues to be on the radar. 

 

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FEATURES

  • Lana Popham continues as BC ag minister

    British Columbia’s premier announced his new NDP cabinet on November 26, keeping Lana Popham in her role as minister of agriculture, food and fisheries. 

  • Vince Pillitteri, winner of the OPMA Lifetime Achievement Award
    OPMA celebrates leaders at virtual awards

    Five individuals have been honoured by the Ontario Produce Marketing Association at its first-ever virtual awards. These leaders rose to the challenge of keeping fresh fruits and vegetables available to Ontario consumers. 

  • Van Ymeren Orchards, Alymer, Ontario.
    Honeycrisp Apple Contest winners rewarded

    Just for fun, The Grower invited apple growers across the country to submit photos and measurements of the biggest Honeycrisp apple. Van Ymeren Orchards, Alymer, Ontario wins the contest with an apple measuring 4.9175 inches.

  • AgScape names new executive director

    Taylor Selig has been appointed to continue AgScape’s mission of reaching Ontario’s two million students about agriculture and the potential of agri-careers. He’s been with the organization for six years as development manager. 

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Nature Fresh Farms expands operations into Texas

Greenhouse operator Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations with a new distribution center in Laredo, Texas, with future developments planned for 2021.

The Fifth Estate puts food producers under the lens

Journalists from the CBC’s investigative documentary program travelled to Ontario’s Norfolk County this past summer to examine the dynamics between growers and seasonal workers. Titled “Bitter Harvest,” it’s an unvarnished view of a balancing act midst a pandemic crisis.  

CHC responds to AgriStability proposal

The Canadian Horticultural Council is encouraged by the November 27 announcement that the federal government is proposing to enhance the AgriStability Business Risk Management program. However, without raising the trigger to 85%, the council suggests that there will be minimal impact for certain sectors, such as fruit and greenhouse vegetable growers.

Telus launches agriculture division

Telus Corporation, a Canadian telecom company, has announced its acquisitions of several data management and analytics companies to come under the umbrella of Telus Agriculture.   

Potato wart identified in PEI

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of potato wart on two Prince Edward Island farms. Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada. 

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