Despite COVID-19 and a virtual platform for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in 2020, Glacier FarmMedia has signalled its intent to establish Discovery Farm Woodstock as a permanent site for the annual event. The plan involves the purchase of the 100-acre site, a former research station, from the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario.

Farm Credit Canada reports that average farmland values are up 3.7 per cent for the first half of the year, noting that the full impact of COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be weighed.

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Bayer launches trials to address ToBRFV

Two varieties of Roma-type tomatoes that claim intermediate resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus will be trialled in Mexico. 

Prowl H2O herbicide label expanded for transplanted celery

Another weed control tool is available to growers of muck crops. 

Biological control to be used in potatoes, garlic

Sylvar Technologies Inc is introducing a biological control to manage common scab in potatoes and basal root rot in garlic.

Poast Ultra herbicide label extended for green onions

Growers of green onions have another option for weed control. 

Prism SG herbicide label expanded for grapes

Grape growers have another weed control option in their vineyards. 

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DRC announces leadership changes

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that Luc Mougeot will become the new president and CEO on January 1, 2021. He will replace the retiring Fred Webber, who has held the role since 2011. 

Mike Ecker, winner of CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is honouring Mike Ecker, president of Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, for his 45-year career in the produce industry. 

Conservative shadow cabinet named

Lianne Rood, a southwestern Ontario MP, has been named the shadow minister for agriculture and agri-food. She has held that role since December 2019.  

 

Two appointed to Ontario Food Terminal board

The provincial government has announced three-year terms for two new appointees to the board. One is John Den Boer, a southwest Ontario grower who is president of the Toronto Farmers’ Association.

New Ontario deputy minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs named

John Kelly, the former executive director of the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association, becomes the new deputy minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.   

Ontario’s apple growers produce 350 million pounds of crisp apples every fall and are looking to meet the consumer demand for 570 million pounds. The Ontario government is looking for a new tree fruit specialist based in Simcoe to service the needs of this vibrant sector. 

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and Canadian Horticultural Council are proceeding with virtual Fall Harvest meetings November 2-5.  For Parliamentarians and the horticultural sector, it will be reflections on the past year and projections for 2021. 

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Bayer launches trials to address ToBRFV

Two varieties of Roma-type tomatoes that claim intermediate resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus will be trialled in Mexico. 

Prowl H2O herbicide label expanded for transplanted celery

Another weed control tool is available to growers of muck crops. 

Biological control to be used in potatoes, garlic

Sylvar Technologies Inc is introducing a biological control to manage common scab in potatoes and basal root rot in garlic.

Cohort Wholesale enters Canadian marketplace

A new wholesaler, headed by 20-year veteran Scott Hodgins, aims to connect farmers with crop protection manufacturers. 

Prism SG herbicide label expanded for grapes

Grape growers have another weed control option in their vineyards. 

RELATED NEWS

Bayer launches trials to address ToBRFV

Two varieties of Roma-type tomatoes that claim intermediate resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus will be trialled in Mexico. 

Prowl H2O herbicide label expanded for transplanted celery

Another weed control tool is available to growers of muck crops. 

Biological control to be used in potatoes, garlic

Sylvar Technologies Inc is introducing a biological control to manage common scab in potatoes and basal root rot in garlic.

Cohort Wholesale enters Canadian marketplace

A new wholesaler, headed by 20-year veteran Scott Hodgins, aims to connect farmers with crop protection manufacturers. 

Poast Ultra herbicide label extended for green onions

Growers of green onions have another option for weed control. 

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Software streamlines TFW applications

Resounding Software generates a completed Labour Market Impact Assessment application and offers other administrative functions.

 

Perennia launches orchard tool Iphone app

Michelle Cortens, Nova Scotia tree fruit specialist, and team have launched a new app for orchard management. She’s with Perennia Food & Agriculture based in Kentville. 

SmartFresh technology expanded for tomatoes

Parent company AgroFresh Solutions has expanded post-harvest application of its SmartFresh technology to include tomatoes in Canada.

Kwik Lok unveils sustainable bag closure

A new Eco-Lok closure offers the same safety, quality and rigidity as former plastic closures with lower carbon footprint.

Latest technology at FutureTEC Zone

United Fresh 2019 offers a glimpse into the future with a TEC Zone featuring 24 top ag tech start-up companies. One of those is Montreal-based Motorleaf, which uses artificial intelligence to automate harvest yield estimates and disease scouting in tomato and pepper greenhouses. 

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  • DRC announces leadership changes

    The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that Luc Mougeot will become the new president and CEO on January 1, 2021. He will replace the retiring Fred Webber, who has held the role since 2011. 

  • Mike Ecker, winner of CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is honouring Mike Ecker, president of Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, for his 45-year career in the produce industry. 

  • OPMA welcomes two new board members

    The Ontario Produce Marketing Association has two new board directors:  Fiona McLean, Del Fresco Produce and Michael Wexler, the Oppenheimer Group. They will serve a three-year term.

  • Conservative shadow cabinet named

    Lianne Rood, a southwestern Ontario MP, has been named the shadow minister for agriculture and agri-food. She has held that role since December 2019.  

     

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DRC announces leadership changes

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that Luc Mougeot will become the new president and CEO on January 1, 2021. He will replace the retiring Fred Webber, who has held the role since 2011. 

Weather events affecting apple harvest

The smoke from U.S. wildfires is affecting apple harvest in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley while Hurricane Teddy is bearing down on Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley on September 22.    

Processing potato crop could be smallest since 2011

Due to drought in eastern Canada and weather challenges in western Canada, the United Potato Growers of Canada forecast the potato crop could be down by six million hundredweight.

Bayer launches trials to address ToBRFV

Two varieties of Roma-type tomatoes that claim intermediate resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus will be trialled in Mexico. 

Dec 15 is registry deadline for BC employers of seasonal workers

The British Columbia government will require employers of temporary foreign workers to register with the province by December 15, 2020. There is no registration fee. A certificate of registration will be required before applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment. 

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