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October 2, 2019

Phytosanitary certificates coming to My CFIA

In late fall 2019, phytosanitary certificates will be made available through My CFIA, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's online portal.

New study revels wild ground-nesting bees may be exposed to neonics

In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at least one species is being exposed to lethal levels of the chemicals in the soil.

What is the value of using crop wild relatives in potato breeding?

There are over 100 wild potato species and breeders have just scratched the surface for new variety development.
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Potato harvest

Top ten tips for a successful potato harvest

Diseased or bruised tubers that are stored will not get better. Tubers bruised at harvest are easily invaded by soft rot and/or Fusarium dry rot, which can cause serious economic losses in storage. Harvest management is, in large part, bruise management. Bruising affects tuber quality significantly. In order to harvest potatoes with minimum tuber damage, growers need to implement digging, handling and storage management practices that maintain crop quality for as long as possible following harvest. » 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...
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The Food Lover’s Garden

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

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iNvigorate organic biostimulant

iNvigorate organic biostimulant now registered in Canada

Agrinos’ proprietary organic biostimulant, iNvigorate, is now registered for use by Canadian growers. The soil-applied microbial product enhances crop quality and nutrient uptake under variable growing conditions while increasing the total productive capacity of both the soil and the crop. » Read more
University of Manitoba

Plant scientist recognized for contributions

Dr. Martin Entz, professor in the department of plant science at the University of Manitoba, was recently honoured by the Canada Organic Trade Association with the Leadership in Organic Science Award. » Read more

Guidelines for B.C.’s organic certification regulation

The Ministry of Agriculture has recently updated the guidelines regarding organic certification in B.C. » Read more

Pfenning's Organic Market Day

October 5
Location: New Hamburg, Ont.
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Embracing the digital environment

October 10 – 13
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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