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Ontario invests in horticultural research projects

Food waste, onion diseases and labour efficiency in orchards are among the 40 University of Guelph research projects being funded by the government of Ontario’s $6.52-million investment.

New fungicide for powdery mildew in the pipeline

Gatten, a powdery mildew fungicide proposed for use in cherries, cucurbits and grapes, has been submitted to the PMRA for registration and is anticipated to be available for the 2022 growing season.

CPMA honours 2020 Produce Champion

Alistair MacGregor, a B.C. Member of Parliament and NDP Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food, received the award for his support of Canada’s produce industry and advocacy for industry issues on Parliament Hill.
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AgriRisk funds new risk management tools

During her keynote speech at this year’s Fall Harvest event, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the funding of three projects to develop risk management tools. The projects include insurance products addressing the diversity of horticultural production, disease and insect infestations in greenhouses, and climate change. » Read more...
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Continuing the conversation

The inaugural Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) Summit took place on Oct.20. With 11 outstanding women on screen and more than 200 women in attendance, the Summit featured lively discussions of important issues in Canadian agriculture and for women in leadership roles in general. The event recording is now available. » Read more...
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Virtual Events 

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Summit

Check out what you missed during the leadership, communication, and balance live panels – watch the recordings of the IWCA Summit panels now! » Learn more

Arrell Food Summit 2020

The Summit is going digital in 2020 as an online event from Nov. 18 to 20, 2020. » Learn more