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  • Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

    The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

  • Spotted wing drosophila monitoring

    As stone fruit and blueberries come onto market, OMAFRA monitors areas of the province for SWD; its population was much slower to get going in this year compared to 2017, which experts note was an exceptional year.

  • Carbaryl-based pesticides re-evaluated

    Carbaryl-based pesticides (i.e Sevin) have been re-evaluated. According to the new rules, agricultural uses for several crops have been cancelled effective March 2019. 

  • Retain labelled for sweet cherries

    Retain plant growth regulator label has been expanded for use on sweet cherries to improve fruit set in Canada.

  • Grower receives honorary degree

    Ken Forth’s dedication and involvement in the Canadian fruit & vegetable industry and SAWP program has earned him a degree from University of Guelph.

  • Ernie Hardeman is new Ontario ag minister

    Ernie Hardeman is Ontario’s new minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs under Ontario’s new premier, Doug Ford. This is Hardeman’s second foray into ministering agricultural affairs, which he previously managed under Mike Harris.

  • Chris Duyvelshoff in ginseng garden
    OFVGA welcomes crop protection advisor

    The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has hired Chris Duyvelshoff for the role of crop protection advisor, effective September 4. 

  • L-R: Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, U.S. ag secretary Sonny Perdue and Ray Keenan, potato grower from Rollo Bay Holdings.
    MacAulay hosts U.S. ag secretary in PEI

    Lawrence MacAulay, federal agriculture minister, hosted Sonny Perdue, U.S. agriculture secretary on June 15, maintaining the dialogue on cross-border trade. The high-profile tour included a visit to Ray and Alvin Keenan, potato growers at Souris.  

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Cranberry guru to enter Hall of Fame

Peter Dhillon, owner of Canada’s largest cranberry farm, is among the five inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 4. 

Mastronardi expands into Ohio

Greenhouse giant Mastronardi Produce is expanding into the U.S. The company will operate a state-of-the-art 20-acre greenhouse facility in Wapakoneta, Ohio. This will be the company’s sixth location. 

Diplomat 5SC Fungicide label expanded

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Diplomat 5SC fungicide for control or suppression of various diseases on greenhouse and field grown fruits and vegetables in Canada.

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