• John MacDonald, (R) receives the Doug Connery Award from outgoing president, Alvin Keenan.
    CHC 2018 newsmakers

    Several long-serving growers and industry leaders were honoured at the Canadian Horticultural Council meetings in Ottawa on March 14.They included John MacDonald, a potato and berry grower from Prince Edward Island.

  • Dr. Viliam Zvalo
    Viliam Zvalo to lead Perennia

    After three years at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Dr. Viliam Zvalo is heading back to Nova Scotia. He becomes CEO of Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. on April 4. 

  • Berry Growers of Ontario elect chair

    The Berry Growers of Ontario get underway in earnest with a board meeting March 7 that elects strawberry grower Tom Heeman as chair. 

  • Ian Affleck, vice-president, plant biotechnology
    CropLife Canada appointees

    CropLife Canada welcomes two new vice-presidents of chemistry and plant biotechnology. 

Recent News

Apple storage destroyed in fire

A major fire has destroyed a controlled atmosphere apple storage facility near Port Burwell, Ontario. Owner Kevin Martin estimates the loss at $3 million. 

AMCO Produce fined

A Leamington greenhouse vegetable grower has been fined for mislabeling the origin of produce. The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has condemned the violations for breaking public trust.

Sweet potato named Radiance

In a naming competition for a sweet potato suitable for Canadian growers, Radiance won.  

Hazelnut symposium

Ontario's hazelnut acreage has recently grown to more than 300 acres with more nurseries entering the market. Check out the details for the March 27 Ontario Hazelnut Symposium. 

Labour crunch worsens

Employment and Social Development Canada has initiated a number of integrity audits in horticulture, stressing growers who don’t know the reason for the audit and who can’t apply for seasonal workers until the audit is complete. Murray Porteous calls the process a ‘witch hunt.’ 

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