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Congrats to Quebec’s OYF winners

Organic vegetable farmers from Quebec are honoured in Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program.

Loss of Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser, 76, was an icon in the Canadian grape and wine industry. The industry mourns his loss. 

2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

New OPVG directors 

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

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Podcast episode 7

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its seventh podcast episode with guest Chris Mullet Koop, an egg and grape farmer from Jordan, Ontario.

Podcast episode 6

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its sixth podcast episode with guest Rich Feenstra, an apple grower from Beamsville, Ontario.

Podcast episode 4

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its fourth podcast episode with guest Kevin Howe, fruit and vegetable grower and industry leader, Howe Family Farm located in Aylmer, Ontario.

Podcast episode 3

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its third podcast episode with guest Chris Veillon, chief marketing officer for Pure Flavor, a greenhouse grower and marketer located in Leamington, Ontario.

Podcast episode 2

The Grower Calling –  released its second podcast episode.

Ron Lemaire (L) and Wayne Easter, House Finance Committee Chair, at the 2018 pre-budget consultations, Ottawa.

Lobbying efforts have moved the discussion forward on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act-like deemed trust in Canada.

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Virus testing to get faster

Before any new tree fruit varieties can be accepted in Canada, they must pass virus testing in a quarantine setting in Sidney, British Columbia. Thanks to new research funding, DNA technology may streamline the process from three years to six months.

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Bayer launches potato herbicide

A new herbicide with group 14 mode of action provides broad-spectrum control of all major annual grass and broadleaf weeds in potatoes.

Glyphosate renewed in Europe

Germany tips the EU vote in favour of extending the license for glyphosate for another five years. The European debate has focused on competing reports of scientists on the weedkiller’s safety.

Bayer’s pipeline

New products, relevant to horticulture, are in the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.

 Rovral registered

The registration of Rovral WP for nectarines adds another fungicide in the arsenal to prevent resistance.

Fungicide for celery leaf curl 

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Switch fungicide for control of anthracnose (leaf curl) on celery in Canada. Switch fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.

Windset Farms, Delta, British Columbia

A carbon monoxide accident at Windset Farms’ greenhouse sent 42 employees to hospitals in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia on December 9.  All were discharged from hospital as of the following day.

Supreme Court of Canada hears from interveners during rare two-day hearing which ended December 7.  Five small BC wineries had their day in court.

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CPMA end-of-year podcast

Produce journalists from Canada, the U.S and Chile comment on current issues and forecast the trends for 2018.

Small business tax changes loom

Be mindful of the federal tax changes recently proposed and how they will affect your farm, spouse and children.

Process for accessing hort funds

Ontario growers already enrolled in SDRM programs are eligible for provincial funding.

CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Podcast episode 8

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

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