Originally from Trinidad, Sooruj Bhoolai came to Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program. He liked the Holland Marsh so much that he immigrated, became field manager, then bought the celery farm. He’s now coping with 28 per cent increase to the minimum wage and wondering how his Caribbean and Mexican workers can be any more efficient. 

Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island.

In celebration of BC Wine Month, the ag ministry has announced four new regions:  Thompson Valley, Shuswap, Lillooet and the Kootenays.  

Vineland and the research program relocated to the Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre when it opened two years ago. Research scientists such as Drs. David Liscombe and Amy Bowen and members of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers plan to showcase progress at the Vineland site on May 16.

It is very important to know what herbicides have been used on any land prior to planting a new crop, to determine if there will be concerns with herbicide residues. In this article, see the re-cropping intervals required in certain crops.