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  • Artificial intelligence in greenhouses

    Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

  • Swede midge on cauliflower
    Swede midge survey

    A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

  • Mullein bug, photo courtesy Michigan State University
    Expanded label for Closer insecticide

    Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

  • Chlorothalonil decision

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency has announced revisions to the use of chlorothalonil, the active ingredient in fungicides such as Bravo and Echo. The number of applications for potatoes, for example, will be reduced from 12 to three per year. 

  • 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. 

  • Murray Driediger
    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.  

  • Scott Fairbairn
    CPMA Convention Awards

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognized industry leaders at the 93rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, British Columbia this past week. As part of the Convention program, awards were given to industry leaders for their ongoing commitment to the produce industry in Canada – and the overall health of Canadians.

  • Christine Schoonderwoerd
    Farm & Food Care Ontario board

    Farm & Food Care Ontario elects 2018-2019 board of directors. Christine Schoonderwoerd moves into the role of chair. 

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Association merger

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Montreal’s local start-up, Motorleaf, will use a $2.85M investment to further develop the company’s machine-learning algorithms and environmental grow sensors that predict the yield of crops for greenhouse vegetable production.

Swede midge survey

A University of Vermont researcher is conducting a Swede midge survey.  

Expanded label for Closer insecticide

Closer insecticide receives new label registration for control of Campylomma (mullein bug). It’s another tool to use in rotation of crop protection products in apple orchards.  

Asparagus abroad

The latest asparagus hybrids, developed by the University of Guelph and exclusively licenced and sold by Fox Seeds Inc., are doing well in Europe under challenging weather conditions. 

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