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August 21, 2019
BASF Video Contest

Investing in honey bee health to support beekeepers and the blueberry sector

In an effort to increase pollination of wild blueberries, the government of Canada has invested in research supporting the health and productivity of the honey bee sector.

Report shows agri-food economic contributions add up

According to the Agriculture and Economic Food Account, 2015, the agriculture and agri-food manufacturing sector contributed $49 billion to Canada's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, accounting for 2.6 per cent of the country’s total GDP.

Government of Canada supports research in Nova Scotia’s apple industry

The Nova Scotia apple industry recently received a financial boost from the federal government to support research initiatives aimed at improving production and storage.
Featured Articles 
Sustainable pest control

A sustainable approach to pest control

It’s no secret that pest problems can plague food production, handling and storage facilities as they damage and contaminate food products and, in some cases, cause structural damage. But misapplication and inappropriate use of pesticide products to control pest populations can be detrimental to the environment, people and a facility’s products. That’s why pest control companies are moving towards a balanced, sustainable approach: Integrated Pest Management. » Read more...
What’s Growing Canada?

Video Alert: What’s Growing Canada?

What’s growing on your farm this season? Fruit & Vegetable magazine and BASF have teamed up to celebrate the hard work that goes into producing Canada’s fruit and vegetable bounty with the What’s Growing Canada video contest. Throughout the 2019 growing season, Canadian growers are invited to share production-focused video clips from their operation for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and $500! » Read more...
Agri-food research

Protecting environment through agri-food research

The Ontario government is investing $1.8 million to support projects aimed at developing new environmental technologies, practices, and on-farm solutions, and foster efficiency and competitiveness in the agri-food sector. » Read more...
Cover crops, compost and carbon

Cover crops, compost and carbon

Measuring changes in soil organic matter can be a challenge in intensively tilled soil that is used for vegetable production. Even in production systems with less soil disturbance, soil organic matter changes slowly. But, Eric Brennan and Veronica Acosta-Martinez are testing for soil enzymes as early indicators of improvements in soil health in a long-term systems study. » Read more...
Species at risk

Farmers supporting habitat for species at risk

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to announce that the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands is back for 2019 and 2020. » Read more...

Student Organic Seed Symposium

Aug. 22 – 25
Location: Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

September 10
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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Breakfast on the Farm - Barrie Hill Farms

September 14
Location: Barrie, Ont.
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