Ontario’s fresh grape market is short but sweet. As David Hipple, board chair, reports, the 2018 season produced excellent quality and a crop with gross farmgate value of $4.4 million.
CropLife Canada, the organization that represents crop protection manufacturers, has hired Terri Stewart for the role of director, science and regulatory affairs for chemistry. She brings significant expertise, leaving a 16-year career with the Pest Management Regulatory Agency.
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The Canadian Association of Ag Retailers recently hosted a panel of four leaders of leading crop protection companies. Their lesson? Message sent does not equal message delivered.
The Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention hosts a student poster competition every year. This year’s winner, Leah Blechschmidt, addressed the abundance and diversity of native bees in Ontario apple orchards.
British Columbia’s2019 budget of the agriculture ministry will increase by 5.4 per cent from 2018. Most of the increase is to fund the Grow-Feed-Buy BC initiatives, including ‘regional food hubs’ and enhancement of the Buy BC program.
Glacier Media, parent company of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, invests in Oxford County farmland adjacent to the show site. The plan is to offer more parking space.
Last fall’s unprecedented rainy and muddy harvest across many potato-growing regions of Canada has led to worries that seed supplies will be tight. Here’s what growers had to say in this phone survey finished February 14, 2019.
On Canada’s Agriculture Day, February 12, use all your communication tools to show how technology is revolutionizing horticulture. It’s part of the ongoing dialogue with consumers. Talk. Share. Listen.
The Canadian Horticultural Council has released the latest video in its awareness campaign of international farm workers in Canada. This one focuses on women workers from Trinidad.