Using drones in Canadian agriculture isn’t new, but using them for pesticide application is. Agassiz, British Columbia federal researchers are working with provincial agencies and an Abbottsford drone company to provide Health Canada with data it will need to determine the viability and safety of drone-based pesticide applications.
Fruit Logistica hosts the first Start-up Day presenting 20 entrepreneurs in ten-minute intervals on February 8, 2019. One new technology is an indoor drone for insect control in greenhouses.
NatureFresh Farms shares insightful step-by-step process on how greenhouse peppers and tomatoes are received from propagators and prepared for planting. This outreach is part of educational efforts to build trust with consumers.
Execulytics publishes Produce Almanac with 660 tables, 415 line graphs, 242 bar graphs, and 95 gauge charts based on a five-year trend of more than 100 produce commodities.
Ontario apple and tender fruit growers have been busy expanding domestic markets with creative strategies.
Syngenta and OSCIA’s 2019 Operation Pollinator have planned for success with over 37 hectares devoted to native pollinator habitat in Ontario.
Peak of the Market is sponsoring tasty Potahto Week from February 23 to March 3 at over 27 participating restaurants in Winnipeg.
The Center for Food Safety, based in Washington, DC, has filed legal action to the United States Department of Agriculture to remove hydroponics from organic status. Definitions matter in an organic industry now worth $60 billionin which multinational corporations have bought organic brands and compete with small food producers who use environmentally-friendly methods.
Washington state cherry growers are feeling the effects of Chinese tariffs which costthe industry $106 million in 2018.