Canada’s potato harvest is almost done with a few regional exceptions. Due to weather and market conditions, Kevin MacIsaac says there are a few unusual movement patterns this year.
Ontario apple growers, father-daughter duo Charles and Courtney Stevens of Wilmot Orchards located in Newcastle, Ont., were recently featured in Andrew Campbell’s video series called The Dinner Starts Here as he tours 52 Canadian farms in 52 weeks.
Federal funding of almost half a million dollars will help boost Ontario’s fledgling hazelnut industry. To date, about 300 to 400 acres are in the ground, but the first sizeable harvest isn’t expected until 2021.
One of Canada’s most recognizable names in the grape business plans to buy three iconic wineries in BC’s Okanagan Valley. One of them is Gray Monk Estate Winery.
The University of Guelph has appointed a new associate vice-president research (agri-food partnership). Prof. Beverley Hale has been appointed to the role effective Jan. 1, 2018 for a five-year term.
Rick Mercer, a Canadian comedian and television personality released a “rant” on the Liberal government’s tax plans. He makes specific mention on how the proposed plans could impact farmers. Click here to watch.
We have been following Andrew Campbell’s video series called The Dinner Starts Here as he tours 52 Canadian farms in 52 weeks. Of particular interest to us are his visits to fruit and vegetable farms. In his most recent stop, he went to Jason Verkaik’s farm called Carron Farms located in the Holland Marsh.
Growing peppers organically can be achieved above the soil with a new nutritional solution developed in the Netherlands. NatureFresh Farms, headquartered in Leamington, Ontario has signed an agreement with the Van der Knaap Group to use the patented cultivation system.
Despite the challenging spring and summer, there were still stories to tell at the Muck Crops Research Station (MCRS) Grower Field Day held on September 7 in Bradford, ON. Approximately 120 growers, industry representatives, government representatives, and research staff attended the day which included field and storage variety trials, research trials, and coffee and lunch socials.