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The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring

As stone fruit and blueberries come onto market, OMAFRA monitors areas of the province for SWD; its population was much slower to get going in this year compared to 2017, which experts note was an exceptional year.

Carbaryl-based pesticides re-evaluated

Carbaryl-based pesticides (i.e Sevin) have been re-evaluated. According to the new rules, agricultural uses for several crops have been cancelled effective March 2019. 

Retain labelled for sweet cherries

Retain plant growth regulator label has been expanded for use on sweet cherries to improve fruit set in Canada.

Command 360 ME herbicide label expanded

Command 360 ME herbicide label has been expanded for management of labeled weeds on cilantro and for use with a reduced pre-harvest interval on cucumbers and squash in Canada.

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Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring

As stone fruit and blueberries come onto market, OMAFRA monitors areas of the province for SWD; its population was much slower to get going in this year compared to 2017, which experts note was an exceptional year.

Carbaryl-based pesticides re-evaluated

Carbaryl-based pesticides (i.e Sevin) have been re-evaluated. According to the new rules, agricultural uses for several crops have been cancelled effective March 2019. 

Retain labelled for sweet cherries

Retain plant growth regulator label has been expanded for use on sweet cherries to improve fruit set in Canada.

Command 360 ME herbicide label expanded

Command 360 ME herbicide label has been expanded for management of labeled weeds on cilantro and for use with a reduced pre-harvest interval on cucumbers and squash in Canada.

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  • Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

  • Spotted wing drosophila monitoring

    As stone fruit and blueberries come onto market, OMAFRA monitors areas of the province for SWD; its population was much slower to get going in this year compared to 2017, which experts note was an exceptional year.

  • Carbaryl-based pesticides re-evaluated

    Carbaryl-based pesticides (i.e Sevin) have been re-evaluated. According to the new rules, agricultural uses for several crops have been cancelled effective March 2019. 

  • Retain labelled for sweet cherries

    Retain plant growth regulator label has been expanded for use on sweet cherries to improve fruit set in Canada.

  • Grower receives honorary degree

    Ken Forth’s dedication and involvement in the Canadian fruit & vegetable industry and SAWP program has earned him a degree from University of Guelph.

  • Ernie Hardeman is new Ontario ag minister

    Ernie Hardeman is Ontario’s new minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs under Ontario’s new premier, Doug Ford. This is Hardeman’s second foray into ministering agricultural affairs, which he previously managed under Mike Harris.

  • 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.  

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Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring

As stone fruit and blueberries come onto market, OMAFRA monitors areas of the province for SWD; its population was much slower to get going in this year compared to 2017, which experts note was an exceptional year.

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