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OFVGA and OMAFRA create updated COVID-19 resources

Ontario is providing up to $118,500 to OFVGA to develop specialized COVID-19 resources to better protect the health and safety of temporary foreign workers and others employed in the agri-food sector.

CPMA launches virtual Fresh Week in April

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has opened registration for their spring 2021 event, Fresh Week. This free event, running from April 12 to 16, is said to be designed with the entire supply chain in mind.

BASF fungicide registered for apples and blueberries

Merivon fungicide uses two active ingredients, fluxapyroxad and pyraclostrobin, to address diseases like black rot and bitter rot in apples, and Septoria leaf spot and botrytis grey mold in blueberries.
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Nominate a superstar in Canadian horticulture today!

Do you know someone in the Canadian fruit and vegetable industry who is dedicated, innovative, a leader, and above all – younger than 40?

We want to hear about them! Fruit & Vegetable magazine is looking to recognize four up-and-comers in the Canadian fruit and vegetable industry this February. The four honourees will be revealed in an upcoming issue of Fruit & Vegetable and featured as part of a podcast series on AgAnnex Talks. Nominations for the program are being accepted until Feb. 28.

>> Visit fruitandveggie.com/top-4-under-40 to submit a nomination today!
Featured News 

Growers gravitate to robots as labour shortage worsens

While the pandemic has pushed contactless systems more than ever, agriculture has been ahead of the curve for years due to lack of available labour. While foreign labour is one option, international travel restrictions over the past year have shown how vulnerable that labour pool is. One berry farmer in B.C. is working directly with agtech companies to test new, autonomous harvesters. » Read more...
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Nominate an up-and-coming horticulture leader today

From commercial growers and researchers to equipment suppliers and service providers, Fruit & Vegetable is recognizing the talent of those driving Canada’s fruit and vegetable industry forward. If you know someone under 40 who demonstrates a strong work ethic, leadership and initiative, a commitment to lifelong learning, or active participation in the industry, be sure to nominate them. » Read more...
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