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  • Syngenta launches Minecto Pro insecticide

    Minecto Pro is registered in potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetle, European corn borer, spider mite, potato psyllid and flea beetle.  It’s also registered to control labelled pests in apples, pears and various vegetable crops.

  • BASF introduces Serifel fungicide

    Powdery mildew and botrytis are the targets of BASF’s new Serifel fungicide for grapes.  Available for 2019, it can be used in conventional or organic production. 

  • 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 potato seed-piece treatment

    Suppression of pink rot and control of key seed- and soil‑borne diseases are on the label of Syngenta’s potato seed treatment registration for Vibrance Ultra Potato.

  • 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

Interpoma Technology Awards

New awards highlighted how fast technologies are changing the face of the European apple industry at this year’s 2018 Interpoma in Bolzano, Italy.  

CPMA returns to Fruit Logistica

Many Canadians will make the trek to Berlin, Germany for one of the biggest produce trade shows of 2019:  Fruit Logistica. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association sees the value in being an exhibitor to support produce exports. 

U.S. 2018 potato production estimates released

United Potato Growers of Canada have released production estimates for the top nine U.S. states. Overall, production is up 2.4 per cent. Washington state’s yields are up to 645 cwt/acre. 

CropLife Canada helps growers manage resistance

Manage Resistance Now is a new online resource developed by CropLife Canada to help growers minimize the development of herbicide, fungicide and insecticide resistance on their farms. 

Eroding trust in food system

Canadians are most concerned with the rising cost of food and the affordability of healthy food, for the third year in a row, according to the latest research announced by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity. 

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