Minecto Pro is registered in potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetle, European corn borer, spider mite, potato psyllid and flea beetle. It’s also registered to control labelled pests in apples, pears and various vegetable crops.
The centre’s facilities and technologies are expected to speed breeding of new varieties of cucumbers up to 25 per cent faster, and reduce gas consumption by up to 48 per cent in Nunhem, the Netherlands.
Retention ponds help greenhouse growers manage storm water. But strategies are needed to ensure they keep nutrients out of surrounding waterways.
The Ontario produce industry’s finest leaders shone at the OPMA Annual Awards, held November 9. One of the five award winners was Lewis Collins, now retired from Stronach & Sons at the Ontario Food Terminal.
In New Brunswick’s changing political fortunes, the Conservatives took the reins of the provincial government on November 9. Ross Wetmore was named the new minister of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries.
Canadian produce industry reps focused on competitiveness in their meetings with more than 50 parliamentarians. The two days were capped with a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Resources are available on-line to reduce musculoskeletal injuries among workers. Here’s one piece of advice: Hands below head.
Without the men and women who work the fields and greenhouses, there would be no fruit and vegetable production in Canada. This video, directed by the Canadian Horticultural Council, showcases Jamaican worker Anthony at TapRoot Farms, Nova Scotia.