Growing energy demand by Windsor-Essex greenhouses is expected to exceed capacity, according to a report by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The good news is that upgrades are underway.

Farming can be stressful business. If you’re struggling mentally, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. That’s the message of a new provincial mental health awareness campaign aimed at Ontario farmers.


UPL Ltd. acquires Arysta LifeScience

UPL has purchased Arysta LifeScience from its parent company Platform Specialty Products, and launched its new purpose called OpenAg, in support of the company’ s long-term vision.

Controlling corn earworm in sweet corn

Helicovex has been added to the growing list of biological controls from Sylvar Technologies Inc. This new mode of action is important in controlling corn earworm in sweet corn.

BASF launches insecticide Sefina

BASF’s newly released Sefina is now available to Canadian potato farmers for aphid control.

Gowan focus on biologicals

Gowan is creating a new business unit to develop bio-solutions, built around EcoFlora Agro SAS.

Orondis Gold Potato fungicide launched

Potato growers have another tool against pink rot and Pythium leak with Syngenta Canada’s new Orondis Gold Potato fungicide.

(L-R) Jozef Hubburmin, Davis Yung and Susan Leung are pictured at Fresh Direct Produce headquarters in Vancouver, BC.

Fresh Direct Produce of Vancouver has been acquired by a private equity firm. Davis Yung, president, CEO and co-founder has an aggressive plan for future growth.  

Twelve blueberry growers from Holland, Germany and Belgium have struck a deal to innovate in smart farming and robotic harvesting. The blueberry deal is one of five clusters under the Innoveins umbrella. 



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Footprint of Canada Outdoor Farm to grow

Glacier Media, parent company of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, invests in Oxford County farmland adjacent to the show site. The plan is to offer more parking space.

Measuring impact of the Ontario tree fruit and fresh grape sectors

The Ontario Apple Growers, Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board are partnering to conduct an economic impact study of their sectors.

Taste testers needed for greenhouse tomatoes

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is looking for participants to taste samples from their greenhouse tomato program and provide feedback on various qualities.

Seed for processing potatoes sold out

Last fall’s unprecedented rainy and muddy harvest across many potato-growing regions of Canada has led to worries that seed supplies will be tight. Here’s what growers had to say in this phone survey finished February 14, 2019.

Vineland Growers Coop and Norfolk Fruit Growers agree on apple marketing

Vineland Growers’ Co-operative Ltd. will become the exclusive marketer for The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association fresh apple program, beginning with the 2019 apple harvest.

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