PARTNER CONTENT Sap-feeding insects are among the most destructive insect pests, causing economic losses in horticultural crops. Management of sap-feeding insects often requires diverse control tactics, including the use of insecticides such as Closer™ Insecticide with Isoclast™ active.
Less than half of one per cent of Canadian commercial forests are harvested for paper-based packaging. That’s a fact released by the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council during National Forest Week, September 19-25, 2021.
Cleanfarms is holding one-day events throughout British Columbia’s interior to pick up unwanted agricultural pesticides. Check the schedule for the location nearest you from September 27 to October 21. The service will not return to this area again until 2024.
The Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative is calling for applications that would support knowledge transfer, research synthesis or commercialization. All applications must align with research priorities, one of which is productive land capacity.
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.
More than $280,000 in grant money will support future planting of 75,000 tender fruit trees and 10,000 grapevines across the Niagara region. It’s one of two specialty crop areas protected by Ontario’s Greenbelt.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that letting children have more eating time – say 20 minutes rather than 10 – results in more consumption of fruits and vegetables. It stands to reason, writes Owen Roberts, that “protected time” without interruptions allows kids to eat all of their lunch.
Labour shortages are affecting all segments of the supply chain writes Retail Navigator columnist Peter Chapman. An inexperienced buyer can have a serious impact on your business. So look at your forecasts and help buyers keep the right amount of inventory on hand.
A vaccination clinic at Toronto Pearson Airport was a huge success in 2021, thanks to a partnership between the OFVGA and OMAFRA’s COVID Agri-Food Secretariat. Bill George, OFVGA chair, reports that staff at 80 clinics were able to vaccinate 10,000 temporary foreign workers.