Check out the Peterson Farm Bros most recent video is called - “Residue” a parody of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran! The music video is about the importance of soil health. Watch it here. 

 

 

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Streef Produce shared a video on their Facebook page created by Mikayla Streef. With the permission of the family, The Grower was able to bring it to you here. 

Two insecticides have recently been registered for emergency use on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on berry crops (crop group 13-07) and stone fruits (crop group 12) in Ontario.

RELATED NEWS

Exirel label expanded

The Grower provides an update on a notice of registration activity. Exirel received minor use label expansion (URMULE) registration for control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries in Canada.

Wanted alive!

Colorado potato beetles are what Dr. Ian Scott has in mind for a national survey on tolerance levels to selected registered insecticides

Loughton was recognized for his life-long dedication to horticulture research. He focused his time conducting research on alternative crops during the downturn of tobacco farming.

With an election scheduled for June 7, 2018, Ontario’s Liberal government has proposed to raise the minimum wage by $3.60/hour in 18 months. If legislation is passed, it would be the steepest in history.

A video released by CropLife Canada featuring Keith Kuhl, president and CEO of Southern Manitoba Potato Company, talks about how the Canadian potato industry contributes to the economy.

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FEATURES

  • Peter Quiring, NatureFresh Farms
    United Fresh award 

    The integration of the North American greenhouse industry was on display last week as the United Fresh Produce Association honoured Peter Quiring with its FreshTEC Achievement Award in Chicago. On June 13, the greenhouse vegetable grower—who first started as a greenhouse fabricator -- was recognized for 20 years of contributions to the produce industry. 

  • Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia agriculture minister
    Nova Scotia election

    The May 30 vote in Nova Scotia resulted in the re-election of a Liberal government including Keith Colwell, minister of agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

  • Sam Silvestro, past chair, CPMA
    CPMA’s new board

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced its new Board of Directors.

  • Rick Alcocer
    American to lead CPMA

    For the first time, an American will lead the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA).

  • Exirel label expanded

    The Grower provides an update on a notice of registration activity. Exirel received minor use label expansion (URMULE) registration for control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries in Canada.

  • For spotted wing drosophila

    Two insecticides have recently been registered for emergency use on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on berry crops (crop group 13-07) and stone fruits (crop group 12) in Ontario.

  • Colorado potato beetles
    Wanted alive!

    Colorado potato beetles are what Dr. Ian Scott has in mind for a national survey on tolerance levels to selected registered insecticides

  • Eastern filbert blight on hazelnuts
    Quash label expansion

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Quash Fungicide  for control of brown rot and blossom blight and suppression of cherry lea

Recent News

Exirel label expanded

The Grower provides an update on a notice of registration activity. Exirel received minor use label expansion (URMULE) registration for control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries in Canada.

Talks with premier’s office

The Labour Issues Coordinating Committee, which includes OFVGA, has commissioned an economic analysis of Ontario’s proposed wage hikes. Find out the impacts here.  

Looking at you, Canada!

A salute to Canada's horticulture industry. 

Pride in farming photos

As The Grower continues to expand its online reach, our team hopes to see more two-way engagement through our social media channels. The other day we posed a question to our readers on Twitter and asked them to share a photo with us and explain why they are proud to farm.

United Fresh award 

The integration of the North American greenhouse industry was on display last week as the United Fresh Produce Association honoured Peter Quiring with its FreshTEC Achievement Award in Chicago. On June 13, the greenhouse vegetable grower—who first started as a greenhouse fabricator -- was recognized for 20 years of contributions to the produce industry. 

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