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Federal support for TFW isolation period extended

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program will be extended until Nov. 30, 2020.

Ontario provides funding for cancelled fall fairs

Agricultural and horticultural societies will have access to $5 million in funding from the government of Ontario to offset revenue losses from cancelled fall fairs and exhibits.

Overwintering strawberry plants: Applying mulch

Temperatures are dropping and winter is almost upon us, so it’s time to plan on covering your strawberry plants. Manitoba Agriculture’s Anthony Mintenko discusses how to time your mulch application.
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CGCN partners for certified virus-free grapevines

The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network is collaborating with Brock University, Genome Canada and several other partners to provide Canadian grape growers with certified virus-free grapevine planting material. This initiative will use high-throughput sequencing as a diagnostic tool to detect multiple viruses in grapevines, reducing the wait time for grapevines from three years to one year. » Read more...
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PMRA releases linuron re-evaluation decision

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has completed their re-evaluation of linuron herbicide, determining that continued registration of some products is acceptable. Linuron will still be registered for carrots, parsnip, potato, asparagus and shelterbelts, but registration for other crops has been cancelled immediately or with an extended phase-out schedule. » 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

Prairie Fruit Growers Association webinar series

Due to the pandemic, the PFGA annual general meeting and six fruit crops seminars will be held virtually via Zoom between Nov. 21 and April 1, 2021. » Learn more