Flooding in the Holland Marsh. Photo credit: Holland Marsh grower Avia Eek

The government says it will invest $786,921 into Farm Management Canada to create a new online agricultural risk management tool called "AgriShield."

Note the packaging used for retail sales of Innate potatoes in the U.S.

Simplot Plant Sciences will not be commercially introducing its non-bruising Innate potato in Canada in 2017, restricting its presence to test plots in Prince Edward Island, Ontario and Manitoba. 

Fresh From the Farm produce

The Fresh from the Farm fundraising program is building on the success of the last four years. More than 5,000 schools representing 73 Ontario school boards, First Nations schools and a sampling of private sector schools are eligible to participate in the September 2017 campaign.

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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. 

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

Grapes of achievement

An icon of the Ontario grape and wine industry, Paul Bosc Sr has won the Award of Merit.

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Smooth transition expected of major fruit tree nursery to Upper Canada Growers

Upper Canada Growers sounds like a company enshrined in history. It is, sort of.

The business model for asparagus seed is paying dividends

Seed sales are up 15 to 20 per cent from a year ago

Food and Beverage Ontario Annual Conference

Potato Scouts IPM Training Session

Parliament of Canada

A private members Bill C-291 introduced by Pierre-Luc Dusseault an NDP MP for the riding of Sherb

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  • 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

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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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