With Thanksgiving, Ontario Agriculture Week and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement still fresh in our minds, it’s a great time to reflect on one of agriculture’s most pressing imperatives: that is, tearing down fences between – and within -- urban and rural Canada.

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Before any new tree fruit varieties can be accepted in Canada, they must pass virus testing in a quarantine setting in Sidney, British Columbia. Thanks to new research funding, DNA technology may streamline the process from three years to six months.

Carbon taxed

If change is not practical, then it is not sustainable.

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

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  • Brown rot on peach (L) and nectarine.
     Rovral registered

    The registration of Rovral WP for nectarines adds another fungicide in the arsenal to prevent resistance.

  • ​Celery leaf curl
    Fungicide for celery leaf curl 

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Switch fungicide for control of anthracnose (leaf curl) on celery in Canada. Switch fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.

  • Bacterial leaf spot on lettuce
    Bacterial leaf spot

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Confine Extra fungicide for suppression of bacterial leaf spot (Xanthomonos campestris pv vitians) in Canada. Confine Extra fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for several different diseases.

  • 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.

  • 2017 Grape King announced

    Doug Whitty of Whitty Farms has been named the 2017 Grape King.

  • Scheer's shadow cabinet

    Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer revealed his new shadow cabinet on August 30th.

  • Brad Wall to retire

    Saskatchewan Party leader and premier Brad Wall announced on social media that he plans to step down.

  • OGVG names new GM

    The Ontario Greenhouse Growers (OGVG) announced that Joe Sbrocchi will move into the general manager role, effective Sept. 18th, 2017.  Sbrocchi is coming from Mastronardi Produce Ltd., located in Kingsville, Ont., where he has acted as vice president of business development and strategy since 2010.

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Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has disrupted the corridors of commerce from Florida to eastern Canada. The interconnectedness of the North American marketplace is felt by the entire produce chain.

Ontario organic regulation

Two opposition MPPs have announced a co-sponsored private member’s bill that would create an organic products regulation in Ontario.

#Taxshelter tweets

The proposed tax changes have farmers, doctors and other incorporated small business owners now taking to twitter to voice their concerns using the hashtag #taxshelter.

2017 Grape King announced

Doug Whitty of Whitty Farms has been named the 2017 Grape King.

Minimum wages rise this fall

A patchwork quilt of labour rates now exists across Canada, with five provinces raising minimum wages this fall.

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