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  • Dr. Jim Brandle
    Dr. Jim Brandle resigns

    A tireless leader, Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, resigns effective November 9. He’s been in the role since the start-up in 2007. 

  • Mind to Market winners
    2018 Mind to Market award

    This ‘fruitful’ research collaboration between Moyers Apple Products and Prof. Keith Warriner produced a method to inactivate pathogens on apples that was more effective and product-friendly than washing. Implementing the proactive measure also increased market share.

  • Ken Forth (L) and Jan VanderHout, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.
    Industry Builder Award

    The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has recognized the efforts of Ken Forth, chair of several labour committees and organizations, for his untiring work. He’s the 2018 recipient of the Industry Builder Award. 

  • André Lamontagne.
    Quebec has new ag minister

    Quebec’s new agriculture minister, André Lamontagne is one of 26 cabinet ministers sworn in October 18 under a Coalition Avenir Quebec premier. 

Recent News

New fungicide for vines, fruits, nuts, vegetables

Adavelt is a novel fungicide in the Corteva Agriscience pipeline for disease control on a wide range of horticultural crops. 

New Brunswick: new ag minister

In New Brunswick’s changing political fortunes, the Conservatives took the reins of the provincial government on November 9.  Ross Wetmore was named the new minister of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. 

Fall Harvest meetings with federal politicians

Canadian produce industry reps focused on competitiveness in their meetings with more than 50 parliamentarians. The two days were capped with a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Reducing injury in the workplace

Resources are available on-line to reduce musculoskeletal injuries among workers. Here’s one piece of advice:  Hands below head. 

Video highlights international farm workers

Without the men and women who work the fields and greenhouses, there would be no fruit and vegetable production in Canada. This video, directed by the Canadian Horticultural Council, showcases Jamaican worker Anthony at TapRoot Farms, Nova Scotia. 

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Chris Duyvelshoff, is OFVGA's crop protection ...
Gordon Stock is OFVGA's senior policy advisor ...
Jennifer Morris is president of Two Roads ...
Jan VanderHout is a greenhouse vegetable ...
Bruce graduated from the University of Guelph ...