John MacDonald, (R) receives the Doug Connery Award from outgoing president, Alvin Keenan.

Several long-serving growers and industry leaders were honoured at the Canadian Horticultural Council meetings in Ottawa on March 14.They included John MacDonald, a potato and berry grower from Prince Edward Island.

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MacAulay hosts U.S. ag secretary in PEI

Lawrence MacAulay, federal agriculture minister, hosted Sonny Perdue, U.S. agriculture secretary on June 15, maintaining the dialogue on cross-border trade. The high-profile tour included a visit to Ray and Alvin Keenan, potato growers at Souris.  

Welcome Becky Dumais

The Grower welcomes Becky Dumais to the role of editorial assistant. She’ll be responsible for Fresh News from the Grower, the weekly e-newsletter and for recording podcasts. 

CPMA Booth Awards

This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

Canadian Produce Person of the Year

One of British Columbia’s produce leaders in both fruits and vegetables, Murray Driediger, is honoured with The Packer’s Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  

Dr. Viliam Zvalo

After three years at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Dr. Viliam Zvalo is heading back to Nova Scotia. He becomes CEO of Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. on April 4. 

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OFVGA welcomes crop protection advisor

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has hired Chris Duyvelshoff for the role of crop protection advisor, effective September 4. 

MacAulay hosts U.S. ag secretary in PEI

Lawrence MacAulay, federal agriculture minister, hosted Sonny Perdue, U.S. agriculture secretary on June 15, maintaining the dialogue on cross-border trade. The high-profile tour included a visit to Ray and Alvin Keenan, potato growers at Souris.  

Welcome Becky Dumais

The Grower welcomes Becky Dumais to the role of editorial assistant. She’ll be responsible for Fresh News from the Grower, the weekly e-newsletter and for recording podcasts. 

CPMA Booth Awards

This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

Canadian Produce Person of the Year

One of British Columbia’s produce leaders in both fruits and vegetables, Murray Driediger, is honoured with The Packer’s Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  

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A puzzling ruling on mancozeb

The PMRA has announced the cancellation of mancozeb, a widely-used fungicide, for all horticultural crops except foliar use on potatoes. The phase-out will take three years. 

Venture herbicide label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Venture L herbicide for control of labeled weeds on rhubarb, the bulb onion subgroup 3-07A, green onions, caneberries subgroup 13-07A and lettuce in Canada.

Entrust and Success insecticide labels expanded

Entrust and Success insecticide labels have been expanded for control of cabbage maggot on greenhouse Brassica transplants in Canada.

Bayer completes Monsanto acquisition

After two years of due diligence and divestments, German-based Bayer will complete the acquisition of Monsanto on June 7. Monsanto’s name will be retired.

 

Biological control for cabbage looper

New biological product is available for control of cabbage looper in field vegetables.  

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A puzzling ruling on mancozeb

The PMRA has announced the cancellation of mancozeb, a widely-used fungicide, for all horticultural crops except foliar use on potatoes. The phase-out will take three years. 

Venture herbicide label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Venture L herbicide for control of labeled weeds on rhubarb, the bulb onion subgroup 3-07A, green onions, caneberries subgroup 13-07A and lettuce in Canada.

Entrust and Success insecticide labels expanded

Entrust and Success insecticide labels have been expanded for control of cabbage maggot on greenhouse Brassica transplants in Canada.

Bayer completes Monsanto acquisition

After two years of due diligence and divestments, German-based Bayer will complete the acquisition of Monsanto on June 7. Monsanto’s name will be retired.

 

Biological control for cabbage looper

New biological product is available for control of cabbage looper in field vegetables.  

Ottawa is the host city for this week’s Canadian Horticultural Council Annual General Meeting. Growers from across the country will be gathering March 13-15 to discuss policy and direction for the next year. 

Jason Deveau, OMAFRA application technology specialist, reveals the motivation for a new video, Micron Woman. It’s the best educational tool yet to see how a droplet of pesticide behaves once it leaves the spray nozzle. 

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"Behind The Scenes" Jackie Rowe explains how she markets garlic scapes to retailers

Karen Davidson, editor, talks with Jackie Rowe marketing garlic scapes to retailers.

Behind the scenes with Danny Mucci

The Grower goes Behind the Scenes of the April cover to gain insight from Danny Mucci. What’s the science behind indoor-grown strawberries? Is the market sustainable for future expansion? The president of Mucci Farms shares his forecast for the future of this new crop. 

"Behind the Scenes" Kate Vander Zaag puts drones to use on her potato farm

Growers and researchers are giving a thumbs-up to drones which can be used for aerial surveillance of crop problems that scouts miss on the ground.

Statistics show that senior farmers need safer practices. As part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 11- 17, here are a few tips to keep the family safe. 

BASF is in exclusive talks with Bayer to acquire its vegetable seeds business. Known for its tagline “We make chemistry,” BASF would mark its first entry into the seeds business.

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The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has hired Chris Duyvelshoff for the role of crop protection advisor, effective September 4. 

MacAulay hosts U.S. ag secretary in PEI

Lawrence MacAulay, federal agriculture minister, hosted Sonny Perdue, U.S. agriculture secretary on June 15, maintaining the dialogue on cross-border trade. The high-profile tour included a visit to Ray and Alvin Keenan, potato growers at Souris.  

Welcome Becky Dumais

The Grower welcomes Becky Dumais to the role of editorial assistant. She’ll be responsible for Fresh News from the Grower, the weekly e-newsletter and for recording podcasts. 

CPMA Booth Awards

This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

Canadian Produce Person of the Year

One of British Columbia’s produce leaders in both fruits and vegetables, Murray Driediger, is honoured with The Packer’s Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  

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  • A puzzling ruling on mancozeb

    The PMRA has announced the cancellation of mancozeb, a widely-used fungicide, for all horticultural crops except foliar use on potatoes. The phase-out will take three years. 

  • Venture herbicide label expanded

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registrations for Venture L herbicide for control of labeled weeds on rhubarb, the bulb onion subgroup 3-07A, green onions, caneberries subgroup 13-07A and lettuce in Canada.

  • Entrust and Success insecticide labels expanded

    Entrust and Success insecticide labels have been expanded for control of cabbage maggot on greenhouse Brassica transplants in Canada.

  • Bayer completes Monsanto acquisition

    After two years of due diligence and divestments, German-based Bayer will complete the acquisition of Monsanto on June 7. Monsanto’s name will be retired.

     

  • Chris Duyvelshoff in ginseng garden
    OFVGA welcomes crop protection advisor

    The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has hired Chris Duyvelshoff for the role of crop protection advisor, effective September 4. 

  • L-R: Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, U.S. ag secretary Sonny Perdue and Ray Keenan, potato grower from Rollo Bay Holdings.
    MacAulay hosts U.S. ag secretary in PEI

    Lawrence MacAulay, federal agriculture minister, hosted Sonny Perdue, U.S. agriculture secretary on June 15, maintaining the dialogue on cross-border trade. The high-profile tour included a visit to Ray and Alvin Keenan, potato growers at Souris.  

  • Welcome Becky Dumais

    The Grower welcomes Becky Dumais to the role of editorial assistant. She’ll be responsible for Fresh News from the Grower, the weekly e-newsletter and for recording podcasts. 

  • CPMA Booth Awards

    This award-winning booth by Peak of the Market was a warm-up practice for the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Nashville Predators. 

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A puzzling ruling on mancozeb

The PMRA has announced the cancellation of mancozeb, a widely-used fungicide, for all horticultural crops except foliar use on potatoes. The phase-out will take three years. 

OFVGA welcomes crop protection advisor

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has hired Chris Duyvelshoff for the role of crop protection advisor, effective September 4. 

Selling to the seller: being prepared

A producer’s role is more than just growing. It’s also about selling what is grown. Preparing well for meetings with category managers can lead to more opportunities at the retail level, says Peter Chapman, retail marketer and consultant at SKUFoods. 

Potato outlook for reds

The recent United Potato Growers’ Crop Transition Conference determined that out of the white, yellow, russet and red varieties, there will be an overabundance of old-crop red potatoes during the 12-week transition period. 

Recognizing our “other” pollinators

June 18-24 is recognized as National Pollinator Week. Although there’s currently a large industry focus on the honeybee, there are many other pollinators that play an important role for vegetable crops, including the squash bee. 

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