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Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

Riding the berry revolution

Nothing has been easy at EZ Grow Farms for the last pandemic year. And yet, pre-laid plans to expand the footprint of the strawberry plant propagation greenhouse has come to fruition near Langton, Ontario. Dusty Zamecnik is riding a revolution that’s taken the Ontario greenhouse strawberry industry from 50 to 120 acres in the last two years. 

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Vineland issues 2021-2022 Innovation Report

The newest progress report from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects the work of 19 research scientists and their support staff.  

Automated vision technology in development

A smart scanning system is in development to detect fruit size, colour and possible defects for the Ontario apple and tender fruit industries. The goal is to have more consistent, higher-quality fruit and less reliance on manual processes.

Koppert launches new range of insect traps

Koppert Biological Systems has expanded its Horiver sticky trap range with four new traps for monitoring and trapping pests such as leaf miners, whiteflies, thrips and other harmful insects in a wide variety of crops. 

Biobest invests $10 million in ecoation

Biobest, active in biocontrol and pollination, is deepening its relationship with ecoation, a pioneer in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies for horticulture. 

The Certhon Harvest Robot makes debut in Netherlands

Based in the Netherlands, Certhon and its Japanese partner DENSO, are launching the Certhon Harvest Robot. This multifunctional robot can detect, cut and transport greenhouse-grown tomatoes to boxes without human help. 

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Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

Riding the berry revolution

Nothing has been easy at EZ Grow Farms for the last pandemic year. And yet, pre-laid plans to expand the footprint of the strawberry plant propagation greenhouse has come to fruition near Langton, Ontario. Dusty Zamecnik is riding a revolution that’s taken the Ontario greenhouse strawberry industry from 50 to 120 acres in the last two years. 

RELATED NEWS

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

Riding the berry revolution

Nothing has been easy at EZ Grow Farms for the last pandemic year. And yet, pre-laid plans to expand the footprint of the strawberry plant propagation greenhouse has come to fruition near Langton, Ontario. Dusty Zamecnik is riding a revolution that’s taken the Ontario greenhouse strawberry industry from 50 to 120 acres in the last two years. 

RELATED NEWS

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

Riding the berry revolution

Nothing has been easy at EZ Grow Farms for the last pandemic year. And yet, pre-laid plans to expand the footprint of the strawberry plant propagation greenhouse has come to fruition near Langton, Ontario. Dusty Zamecnik is riding a revolution that’s taken the Ontario greenhouse strawberry industry from 50 to 120 acres in the last two years. 

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NM Bartlett announces personnel changes

Kevin Schooley, formerly general manager of the Berry Growers of Ontario, has joined N.M. Bartlett as a sales representative effective December 1, 2021. He will also serve in the newly created role of Canadian technical services lead. Dave Reeves has retired after 42 years of dedicated service in southcentral Ontario.  

Grocery code of conduct proposal expected in March 2022

A Food Industry Code of Practice Design Team is expected to deliver a proposal to co-chairs Hon Marie-Claude Bibeau and Quebec agriculture minister André Lamontagne in March 2022. 

BC tree fruit industry reviews the path forward

The BC government has released 19 recommendations to stabilize the sector that’s losing  competitiveness and profitability. More than 800 growers tend to apples and cherries, mostly in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Creston valleys. 

Vineland issues 2021-2022 Innovation Report

The newest progress report from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects the work of 19 research scientists and their support staff.  

Goodleaf to build vertical farm in Calgary

Calgary represents the second build after the one built in 2019 in Guelph, Ontario.  It’s expected that one million pounds of leafy greens will be on grocery shelves across Western Canada by early 2023.

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