Ontario's government is investing in research to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices for fruit and vegetable growers.

Stéphane Roy

Quebec greenhouse grower Stéphane Roy and his 14-year-old son are reported missing in northern Quebec as his helicopter failed to return from a fishing trip. He is the founder and president of Sagami Inc., which sells greenhouse tomatoes and strawberries under the Sagami and Savoura brands.

NatureFresh Farms is adding a new pale-coloured cucumber to its offerings.  It’s called Unveiled Mini Cucumbers with packaging that communicates plenty of social media channels.

 Stefan Larrass (L), senior policy advisor, Labour Issues Coordinating Committee/policy advisor, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association greets the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, federal minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship after the July 12 news conference in Mississauga.

Canada is launching a new three-year economic immigration pilot to help address worker shortages in the meat processing, mushroom and greenhouse sectors. Details on how to apply will be available in early 2020 says Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship.

The 4-H pledge that’s been used for more than a century is now cognizant of global linkages. The last line reads…For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The Canadian Horticultural Council has published its latest video about Jamaican Kevin Thomas. It’s a poignant story of how seasonal work in Canada pays for life-saving medication for his son who has sickle cell anemia. The twist? Thomas’ wife offers the testimonial.

Warrior strawberry variety, photo by Hector Amezcua/UC Davis

The public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties. Two varieties – Victor and Warrior – are bred for cooler climates from Santa Maria south along California’s coast.