John MacDonald, (R) receives the Doug Connery Award from outgoing president, Alvin Keenan.

Several long-serving growers and industry leaders were honoured at the Canadian Horticultural Council meetings in Ottawa on March 14.They included John MacDonald, a potato and berry grower from Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Viliam Zvalo

After three years at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Dr. Viliam Zvalo is heading back to Nova Scotia. He becomes CEO of Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. on April 4. 

Ottawa is the host city for this week’s Canadian Horticultural Council Annual General Meeting. Growers from across the country will be gathering March 13-15 to discuss policy and direction for the next year. 

Jason Deveau, OMAFRA application technology specialist, reveals the motivation for a new video, Micron Woman. It’s the best educational tool yet to see how a droplet of pesticide behaves once it leaves the spray nozzle. 

Statistics show that senior farmers need safer practices. As part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 11- 17, here are a few tips to keep the family safe. 

BASF is in exclusive talks with Bayer to acquire its vegetable seeds business. Known for its tagline “We make chemistry,” BASF would mark its first entry into the seeds business.