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Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Tricor LQ herbicide registered

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STRIM MTZ herbicide registered for potatoes

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A new 70,000-square-foot distribution centre in Surrey will serve the western coast of the United States and British Columbia. An expanded network of growers will provide Sunset-branded tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, berries and lettuce starting January 2021.

 

Business Risk Management programs were developed in an environment of relative stability, but the billions in U.S. ad hoc payments are changing that landscape with serious consequences for Canada write the authors of a policy note from Agri-Food Economic Systems. 

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Red Sun Farms lights up

Headquartered in Kingsville, Ontario, Red Sun Farms has installed state-of-the-art lighting to grow year-round. 

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Zampro fungicide label expanded

The Zampro fungicide label has been expanded for management of downy mildew diseases on spinach and blackberries. 

UPDATED - Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Mancozeb fungicide to remain registered on some crops

Mancozeb, a foundational fungicide in many programs, will continue to be allowed for disease control in crops such as potatoes and apples. However some cancellations are in store for other crops. Be careful to read the details.  

Tricor LQ herbicide registered

UPL AgroSolutions is launching a new liquid formulation in its herbicide that is registered for potatoes and tomatoes. Tricor increases the control of several pigweed species and other weeds.

STRIM MTZ herbicide registered for potatoes

UPL AgroSolutions Canada has received PMRA registration for new STRIM MTZ herbicide. It controls troublesome grasses and broadleaf weeds such as lamb’s quarters.

Just in time for the PMA virtual Fresh Summit October 13-15, Mastronardi Produce is launching a new lettuce brand:  Queen of Greens. Company patriarch Armando planted lettuce – before tomatoes – when he first came to Canada.

 

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Two scientists – one in Germany, one in the United States – are winning global accolades for their development of a method of genome editing. They are Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.  

 

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Red Sun Farms lights up

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Compostable cucumber wrap is launched

Nature Fresh Farms continue their sustainable initiatives by releasing a new, 100 per cent home compostable wrap for their long English Cucumbers, a first in the North American market.

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Arrive Canada electronic document needed

Effective November 21, all travellers to Canada are required to submit information electronically through ArriveCAN before boarding a flight. Employers of temporary foreign workers can submit this data.

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