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Ontario and Canada invest $7.3 million in food safety and ag innovation

This funding supports more than 600 cost-shared projects that will help eligible farmers in more than 270 communities across the province to continue producing safe, high-quality food.

OMAFRA: Ontario vegetable crop pest update

As of July 29, continued high moisture in parts of the province mean increased risk and incidence of mildews and rots; growers are advised to scout for disease and pests like two-spotted spider mites.

Cleanfarms releases Canada-wide ag plastics report

Cleanfarms recently released a first-ever national benchmark report that documents how much plastic materials are generated by the agricultural sector and by region across the country.
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Increase Harvest Efficiency with Top-Phos

A high efficiency phosphorous with patented compound nutrient technology is designed to deliver in both low and high pH soils. More agronomically efficient than existing products, TOP-PHOS improves the health of the plant, encouraging biomass production and the availability of other crucial nutrients including Nitrogen and Sulphur. Research has shown that TOP-PHOS stays more available in a wide range of soil pH, stimulates root development and improves overall nutrient use efficiency. As a new material with a low salt index, TOP-PHOS is the top choice for seed row placement.

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PIC: Potato variety trials

Potato variety development takes a long time. In Canada, it typically takes six years before seedlings from crosses made at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s breeding program in Fredericton and Lethbridge make it to national variety trials, and two to four years after that before candidates complete agronomic trials around the country. Here’s the process. » Read more...

IWCA Podcast Series: Ellen Sparry

Sparry is a go-to person in Ontario cereals, for the folks in the know. She’s general manager of C&M Seeds, as well as OCCC’s wheat registration co-ordinator and performance test co-ordinator and chair of the newly formed Seeds Canada. Even beyond that, she’s a keen mentor and advocate for the importance of communication. » Read more...
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Management of Insect Pests in Vegetable Crops: Concepts and Approaches, 1st Edition

This new book on the sustainable management of insect pests in important vegetables offers valuable management strategies in detail. It focuses on eco-friendly technology and approaches to mitigating the damage caused by insect pests with special reference to newer insecticides. Chapters in the volume provide an introduction to vegetable entomology and go on to present a plethora of research on sustainable eco-friendly pest management strategies for root vegetables, spice crops, tuber crops, and more.

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Help us improve the Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

We’re bringing the Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit to you virtually again in 2022, and we’ve made a survey to learn how we can help make your virtual event experience the best ever. » Learn more