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April 3, 2019

Clearing up confusion on the federal carbon fuel tax

The new federal fuel surcharge came into effect on April 1. Farmers in Ontario are eligible for an exemption on fuels used for farming practices, but the details have created some confusion.

Reminder of AgriStability deadline

Saskatchewan producers are reminded that the deadline to enroll in the AgriStability Program is April 30.

New chemical thinning compounds for apples

It's a few months before bloom, but not too soon to be thinking about your chemical thinning strategies for 2019.
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Successin planning survey

Ag Succession Planning Survey

Fruit and Vegetable magazine is joining with Annex Business Media's other agriculture publications to conduct a survey to gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming. Is your farming career just beginning, or coming to an end? What are your plans for the future of the farm? What resources do you need to make better decisions in terms of your farming future? » Learn more...
Sweet corn

Sweet corn goes cutting-edge

A new processing plant in Guelph, Ont., plans to transmute sweet corn into a highly innovative product that can be used in a myriad of cutting-edge applications. Dr. John Dutcher, with the help of three other scientists at the University of Guelph, has discovered and isolated nanoparticles in sweet corn called glycogen, a biodegradable material found in plants. » Read more...
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A Short Season in Peach and Cherry to Produce a High-Quality Crop

It's springtime, and stone fruit orchards are starting to buzz with activity. Insect pest control with RIMON® Insecticide can wait until later in the season, but you will want to get an early start on disease management. MAESTRO® and ELEVATE® Fungicides can help you manage Brown rot, Blossom blight and Peach scab, with the unique modes of action to fit well in a resistance management program. Learn more about the portfolio of products in stone fruit from Arysta LifeScience for your disease and insect control planning.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre announces new CEO

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has appointed Ian Potter as its new chief executive officer. » Read more...

Organic council receives funding to address input challenges

The Organic Council of Ontario was recently approved for funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to investigate the feasibility of creating a central database of approved organic inputs. » Read more...

Presidio fungicide label expanded

The Presidio fungicide label has been expanded via the Minor Use Program for control of various diseases on field and greenhouse grown basil, hops and edible-podded beans in Canada. » Read more...
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North American Summit on Food Safety

April 2 - 3
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Organic Council of Ontario AGM

April 12
Location: Alliston, Ont.
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