​ Steve Verheul

Chief technical negotiators will be in Washington December 11-15 to work on NAFTA. The official round six is not anticipated until the end of January in Montreal.

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Gordon Stock joins OFVGA

Looking to the future, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has created a new position of senior policy advisor and government relations. 

Greenhouse Canada features

Veteran reporter Dave Harrison has just retired after 22 years as editor of Greenhouse Canada. One of his last features was with another veteran: Ontario cucumber grower Jan VanderHout. 

Golden Apple Award

Niagara-area farm leader is named Golden Apple award winner.

New PEI ag minister

A former potato, blueberry and beef farmer assumes the agriculture and fisheries portfolio in Prince Edward Island in a recent cabinet shuffle. Robert Henderson is well-known as the previous minister of health and wellness. 

Expert panel for risk management

An external expert panel of 11 farmers and academia has been appointed to give input on business risk management programs. 

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Acramite miticide for herbs

Acramite 50WS miticide label is expanded for control of two-spotted mites on herbs and mint in Canada. 

Reason fungicide label expanded

Reason 500SC fungicide label is now expanded for management of downy mildew of basil and Brassica vegetables in Canada. 

Prism herbicide for stone fruit

Prism herbicide now has a label expansion for stone fruit. 

BASF moves into insecticides

BASF Canada sees a bright future in horticulture. Seven horticultural representatives are stationed across the country. And new insecticides to control piercing and sucking insects are due in 2019.  

Prowl herbicide for field tomatoes

BASF’s Prowl H2O herbicide label has been expanded for control of labeled weeds on field tomatoes.

Pickled asparagus makes a dandy accompaniment to Canada’s own classic cocktail: the Caesar. The story behind it is a conversation ice-breaker for the holidays. 

 Raspberries for the fresh market.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre hosted a meeting in late November to explore future opportunities in raspberries and blackberries. Berry growers were advised that 70 per cent of their success starts with propagation. 

Germany tips the EU vote in favour of extending the license for glyphosate for another five years. The European debate has focused on competing reports of scientists on the weedkiller’s safety.

RELATED NEWS

Acramite miticide for herbs

Acramite 50WS miticide label is expanded for control of two-spotted mites on herbs and mint in Canada. 

Reason fungicide label expanded

Reason 500SC fungicide label is now expanded for management of downy mildew of basil and Brassica vegetables in Canada. 

Prism herbicide for stone fruit

Prism herbicide now has a label expansion for stone fruit. 

BASF moves into insecticides

BASF Canada sees a bright future in horticulture. Seven horticultural representatives are stationed across the country. And new insecticides to control piercing and sucking insects are due in 2019.  

Prowl herbicide for field tomatoes

BASF’s Prowl H2O herbicide label has been expanded for control of labeled weeds on field tomatoes.

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FEATURES

  • Gordon Stock joins OFVGA

    Looking to the future, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has created a new position of senior policy advisor and government relations. 

  • Jan VanderHout in the Beverly Greenhouses propagation area. Photo by Glenn Lowson.
    Greenhouse Canada features

    Veteran reporter Dave Harrison has just retired after 22 years as editor of Greenhouse Canada. One of his last features was with another veteran: Ontario cucumber grower Jan VanderHout. 

  • Art Moyer
    Golden Apple Award

    Niagara-area farm leader is named Golden Apple award winner.

  • Robert Henderson
    New PEI ag minister

    A former potato, blueberry and beef farmer assumes the agriculture and fisheries portfolio in Prince Edward Island in a recent cabinet shuffle. Robert Henderson is well-known as the previous minister of health and wellness. 

Recent News

BC expands replant program

British Columbia’s agriculture minister has announced a new $5 million Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund. It’s welcome news after poor returns from the 2017 season. 

University of Guelph funding

The University of Guelph and OMAFRA are renewing a 10-year partnership worth $713 million for research and innovation.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is officially announced to take effect April 1, 2018.  Program details and applications are now available for: AgriMarketing, AgriCompetitiveness, AgriScience, AgriInnovate, AgriDiversity and AgriAssurance.

Simplot expands in Manitoba

J.R. Simplot announces $460 million expansion near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to be ready in fall 2019. That’s major news for potato growers who harvest 65,000 acres now. 

Fruit Logistica innovators

Three innovations tickled the 75,000 attendees in Berlin. They were a snack, a tomato and renewable packaging. 

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