Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at Canadian-owned Highbury Canco in Leamington on Canada Day, the same day a 10 per cent tariff came into effect on ketchup, adding to the U.S./Canada trade war.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will host What’s Growin’ On Open House  at its Victoria Avenue research farm on July 25. Since 2006, Jim Brandle, CEO, has been a strong proponent of communicating its world-class research to multiple stakeholders.  

More than $11 million in federal funds is going towards the first-ever grape and wine cluster and the Canadian Vintners’ Association. Research willimprove wine quality and vineyard management practices, address challenges faced by the sector and build upon Canada’s international reputation as a top cool-climate wine producer. 

 L-R: Glenn Baty, Rick Wallis, Fred Webber, CEO, Dispute Resolution Corporation

The Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) held its annual general meeting in Chicago on June 28-29.  Chair of the board Glenn Baty (L) thanked retiring member Rick Wallis for long years of service. He is flanked by Fred Webber, CEO, DRC. 

New federal funding will help expand ginseng markets beyond traditional Chinese customers to India. Remi Van De Slyke, chair of Ontario Ginseng Growers’ Association, is proud of the province’s high-quality, premium root. 

The United Potato Growers of Canada released its potato acreage planted estimates of major U.S. producing states on June 29. Idaho is showing biggest expansion. The Canadian estimate will be available July 19.

U.S. agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue delivered his keynote speech to the United Fresh Produce Association on June 26 in Chicago. Topics included trade, farm labour and food safety regulations in a tone that supported the Trump administration’s efforts to help U.S. fruit and vegetable growers. 

Ernie Hardeman is Ontario’s new minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs under Ontario’s new premier, Doug Ford. This is Hardeman’s second foray into ministering agricultural affairs, which he previously managed under Mike Harris.

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The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) board is meeting on July 4, and will tour farms around Quebec City with representatives from several partner organizations the following day. Discussions will likely involve labour, production practices, and crop protection.

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  • Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

  • Spotted wing drosophila monitoring

    As stone fruit and blueberries come onto market, OMAFRA monitors areas of the province for SWD; its population was much slower to get going in this year compared to 2017, which experts note was an exceptional year.

  • Carbaryl-based pesticides re-evaluated

    Carbaryl-based pesticides (i.e Sevin) have been re-evaluated. According to the new rules, agricultural uses for several crops have been cancelled effective March 2019. 

  • Retain labelled for sweet cherries

    Retain plant growth regulator label has been expanded for use on sweet cherries to improve fruit set in Canada.

  • Grower receives honorary degree

    Ken Forth’s dedication and involvement in the Canadian fruit & vegetable industry and SAWP program has earned him a degree from University of Guelph.

  • Ernie Hardeman is new Ontario ag minister

    Ernie Hardeman is Ontario’s new minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs under Ontario’s new premier, Doug Ford. This is Hardeman’s second foray into ministering agricultural affairs, which he previously managed under Mike Harris.

  • Chris Duyvelshoff in ginseng garden
    OFVGA welcomes crop protection advisor

    The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has hired Chris Duyvelshoff for the role of crop protection advisor, effective September 4. 

  • L-R: Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, U.S. ag secretary Sonny Perdue and Ray Keenan, potato grower from Rollo Bay Holdings.
    MacAulay hosts U.S. ag secretary in PEI

    Lawrence MacAulay, federal agriculture minister, hosted Sonny Perdue, U.S. agriculture secretary on June 15, maintaining the dialogue on cross-border trade. The high-profile tour included a visit to Ray and Alvin Keenan, potato growers at Souris.  

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Greenhouse giant Mastronardi Produce is expanding into the U.S. The company will operate a state-of-the-art 20-acre greenhouse facility in Wapakoneta, Ohio. This will be the company’s sixth location. 

Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

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