The federal government offered a number of carrots in its new Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Photo by Glenn Lowson.

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.

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. 

Ontario horticultural producers who participate in SDRM are automatically enrolled in this new support program. Other producers should call Agricorp by March 23, 2018. 

Canada’s Agriculture Day is February 13, 2018. It’s a day to showcase what’s happening in agriculture from the farm gate to the consumer’s plate. 

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Alberta’s boycott of BC wines over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline has been transformed by BC wineries into a public relations opportunity. Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad, is taking the bull by the horns.

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OMAFRA announces a new vegetable crop specialist to be stationed in Ridgetown, Ontario. Amanda Tracey brings years of experience to the position.   

Farm & Food Care Champion Award

No stranger to horticulture, Jamie Reaume is honoured for his agricultural advocacy by Farm & Food Care Ontario. One of his former roles was founder and executive director of the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association. 

Syngenta changing of the guard

Syngenta Canada announces a leadership change, with Jay Bradshaw retiring and Trevor Heck assuming the role of president. The transition is effective June 1, 2018.

Meet Mike Chromczak

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) has formed a new Environment and Climate Change Section to respond to a host of issues. Mike Chromczak has agreed to be chair, entering new territory for both himself and the association.

Vineyard excellence honoured

The $4.4 billion Ontario grape and wine industry honoured three leaders in Niagara Falls on March 23 at the 30th anniversary of the Cuvée Grand Tasting. Albrecht Seeger won the Cuvée Vineyard of Excellence Award.  

Changes to Ontario’s labour laws came into force January 1, 2018. For starters, farm employers must print out and erect a “What you need to know” poster with the new standards and a toll-free line. 

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    Rimon insecticide for pepper weevil

    The Rimon 10 EC insecticide label is expanded for control / suppression of insects on field peppers and non-bearing nursery stock in Canada.

  • Re-cropping after Callisto or Command?

    It is very important to know what herbicides have been used on any land prior to planting a new crop, to determine if there will be concerns with herbicide residues. In this article, see the re-cropping intervals required in certain crops. 

  • Luna Sensation for 2018

    Luna Sensation is available for the 2018 season.  The systemic fungicide targets highly problematic diseases such as sclerotinia rot, powdery mildew, and monilinia.

  • Revus fungicide for pink rot

    Syngenta Canada Inc. has received registration of Revus fungicide as a potato seed treatment for the suppression of pink rot and control of seed‑borne late blight in potatoes.

  • Amanda Tracey
    OMAFRA’s new vegetable specialist

    OMAFRA announces a new vegetable crop specialist to be stationed in Ridgetown, Ontario. Amanda Tracey brings years of experience to the position.   

  • Jamie Reaume, right, visits with a Holland Marsh grower.
    Farm & Food Care Champion Award

    No stranger to horticulture, Jamie Reaume is honoured for his agricultural advocacy by Farm & Food Care Ontario. One of his former roles was founder and executive director of the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association. 

  • Syngenta changing of the guard

    Syngenta Canada announces a leadership change, with Jay Bradshaw retiring and Trevor Heck assuming the role of president. The transition is effective June 1, 2018.

  • Asparagus grower Mike Chromczak is the chair of the newly formed Environment and Climate Change Section at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association. He farms at Brownsville, Ontario.
    Meet Mike Chromczak

    The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) has formed a new Environment and Climate Change Section to respond to a host of issues. Mike Chromczak has agreed to be chair, entering new territory for both himself and the association.

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OMAFRA’s new vegetable specialist

OMAFRA announces a new vegetable crop specialist to be stationed in Ridgetown, Ontario. Amanda Tracey brings years of experience to the position.   

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