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Chief technical negotiators will be in Washington December 11-15 to work on NAFTA. The official round six is not anticipated until the end of January in Montreal.

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CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Loss of Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser, 76, was an icon in the Canadian grape and wine industry. The industry mourns his loss. 

2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

New OPVG directors 

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.

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 Orondis Ultra now in premix

A well-known fungicide will be easier to use in a premix formulation for 2018.

Glyphosate renewed in Europe

Germany tips the EU vote in favour of extending the license for glyphosate for another five years. The European debate has focused on competing reports of scientists on the weedkiller’s safety.

Bayer’s pipeline

New products, relevant to horticulture, are in the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.

 Rovral registered

The registration of Rovral WP for nectarines adds another fungicide in the arsenal to prevent resistance.

Fungicide for celery leaf curl 

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Switch fungicide for control of anthracnose (leaf curl) on celery in Canada. Switch fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.

Pickled asparagus makes a dandy accompaniment to Canada’s own classic cocktail: the Caesar. The story behind it is a conversation ice-breaker for the holidays. 

 Raspberries for the fresh market.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre hosted a meeting in late November to explore future opportunities in raspberries and blackberries. Berry growers were advised that 70 per cent of their success starts with propagation. 

Germany tips the EU vote in favour of extending the license for glyphosate for another five years. The European debate has focused on competing reports of scientists on the weedkiller’s safety.

RELATED NEWS

 Orondis Ultra now in premix

A well-known fungicide will be easier to use in a premix formulation for 2018.

Bayer launches potato herbicide

A new herbicide with group 14 mode of action provides broad-spectrum control of all major annual grass and broadleaf weeds in potatoes.

Bayer’s pipeline

New products, relevant to horticulture, are in the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.

 Rovral registered

The registration of Rovral WP for nectarines adds another fungicide in the arsenal to prevent resistance.

Fungicide for celery leaf curl 

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Switch fungicide for control of anthracnose (leaf curl) on celery in Canada. Switch fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.

RELATED NEWS

CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Congrats to Quebec’s OYF winners

Organic vegetable farmers from Quebec are honoured in Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program.

2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

New OPVG directors 

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.

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Small business tax changes loom

Be mindful of the federal tax changes recently proposed and how they will affect your farm, spouse and children.

Process for accessing hort funds

Ontario growers already enrolled in SDRM programs are eligible for provincial funding.

CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Podcast episode 8

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

Lobbying efforts matter

Lobbying efforts have moved the discussion forward on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act-like deemed trust in Canada.

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