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April 17, 2019

New finance fund for the local food and farm sector

Are you a social enterprise in the local food and farm sector looking for financing?

AMI transfers resources

After over ten years of serving the agri-food sector in Ontario, the Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) will be transferring its resources to industry allies and winding down its operations as a result of changes to its funding structure.

The 2018 Pest Management Research Report is now available

The Pest Management Research Report is a periodical that is published to facilitate the rapid exchange of information on integrated pest management.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Luna Tranquility – Protect your berry crop

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Marketing matters

Marketing Matters: Innovate to invigorate your business

When you are selling directly to the public, you are constantly looking for innovative products and new ways to market your wares. Take, for example, Micki Smith, the former owner of Smith’s Apples in Port Elgin. Smith is a highly skilled baker who has perfected the recipe and process of her apple pies. Customers were constantly raving about the pies and also about her crusts. Smith was always looking for new products so she decided to sell the pie crusts for her customers. » Read more...
Frost protection

Frost protection for fruit trees

Fruit tree growers are often dealt major setbacks when warm temperatures arrive early in the spring and crops blossom early, leaving them susceptible to frost events. Kathryn Carter, tender fruit and grape fruit crop specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, notes there have been a few severe frost events in the past years that have greatly impacted growers. » Read more...
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Take an Integrated Approach to Insect Management

No matter what field vegetable crops you grow, insect pests will be arriving later this season to try to take a bite out of your margins. Your best bet is to implement an insect management program that controls pests in different ways and with multiple modes of action. ACRAMITE® Miticide and ORTHENE 75 SP® and RIMON® Insecticides deliver effective control of some of the most harmful insect pest species and fit well into your IPM program planning. Learn more about the portfolio of products in field vegetables from Arysta LifeScience.

Fungicide efficacy for management of diseases in field tomatoes

The University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus recently released a number of new tables outlining fungicide efficacy for management of diseases in field tomatoes. » Read more...

AgScape E-learning tool supports agri-food education

In January 2019, the Agriculture and Food Systems: Critical Conversations course started at Brescia University College with 33 students enrolled to learn about agriculture and food topics. » Read more...

NCGA releases pollinator protection guide

The National Corn Growers Association – in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition – is releasing new best management practices to protect bees and other pollinators in and around cornfields. » Read more...
BASF Video Contest

Tomato and pepper workshop

May 6
Location: Chatham-Kent, Ont.
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Global Grape Summit

June 5 – 7
Location: London, U.K.
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