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Ontario greenhouse growers support calls for independent workplace oversight authority

Amid stories of reprisals for farm workers speaking out against employers, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers are publicly supporting calls to create an independent body to address workplace complaints from agri-food employees.

Ontario provides support to offset losses from cancelled fall fairs and exhibitions

For 2020 only, nearly $1 million will be made available to all qualifying agricultural and horticultural societies to help ensure operations and offset the financial losses because of the cancellation of fall fairs.

New shorter production cycle propagation trays available

Grape vine propagators can now benefit from shorter production cycles without sacrificing quality when using Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s RootSmart propagation tray.
SPonsored Spotlight 

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

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Producer profile: The Meeting Place Organic Farm

The McQuails don’t see their livestock as separate from their fruit and vegetable operation. Rather, they see these systems as necessarily integrated. This perspective can be observed in their use of draft horses instead of tractors wherever possible. » Read more...
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Greenhouse Grower of the Year: On the cutting edge

Bert Mucci of Mucci Farms is Greenhouse Canada’s Grower of the Year for 2020. Mucci operates over 250 acres filled with greenhouse tomato, pepper, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce and strawberry. However, it’s his innovations in automation, packaging, worker retention and recruitment, that have made him a deserving recipient of this year’s award. » Read more...
Virtual Events 

Managing Harvest through COVID-19

On August 26, members from WorkSafeBC, AgSafe and winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will discuss managing harvest through COVID-19 following the BC Wine Grape Council’s annual meeting. » Learn more

Grower Day

Check out what you missed from Grower Day 2020 by watching the live panels, available online now. » Learn more

Manitoba Horticulture School Webinar Series

Another session of the horticulture school series will take place on September 10 at 1:30 CDT. » Learn more

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association Field Tours

Tune in for a series of videos to see the results of local research on rootstock trials, replant disease, fruit thinning and more. » Learn more