Valent, the manufacturers of Presidio fungicide have been granted a label expansion for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil, and downy mildew of hops. The expansion also includes suppression of Phytophthora blight and pod rot and downy mildew on edible podded beans in Canada.
Minecto Pro is registered in potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetle, European corn borer, spider mite, potato psyllid and flea beetle. It’s also registered to control labelled pests in apples, pears and various vegetable crops.
This ‘fruitful’ research collaboration between Moyers Apple Products and Prof. Keith Warriner produced a method to inactivate pathogens on apples that was more effective and product-friendly than washing. Implementing the proactive measure also increased market share.
The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has recognized the efforts of Ken Forth, chair of several labour committees and organizations, for his untiring work. He’s the 2018 recipient of the Industry Builder Award.
The feds have announced up to $5 million for an 'automation cluster' led by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Research will focus on robotic harvesters for greenhouse cucumbers, wireless irrigation for flowers and vegetables, and sensors for soil and air moisture. Ag minister Lawrence MacAulay and fellow MPs were on hand for the announcement.
NatureFresh Farms, Leamington Ontario will add 32 acres of greenhouse tomatoes to its operations in 2019. The Delta, Ohio location is in its third winter growing season with high-pressure sodium lights.
Canada’s sparkling wines are worthy of international competition, according to Tom Stevenson, one of the world’s leading experts. And taste testing proved it at the Cool Climate and Oenology Viticulture Institute.
Local businesses make important contributions to our economy. BC Buy Local has designated December 3 to 9 as Buy Local week,and shows ‘7 ways for 7 days’ to support your local businesses, farmers and artisans.