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Spore traps in southern Ontario look for late blight and cucurbit downy mildew

Only one site in Kent has found late blight spores, whereas cucurbit downy mildew spores have been found at multiple locations in Kent and east Elgin/Norfolk since July 12.

Canada pauses proposed MRL increases until spring 2022

The Government of Canada is putting a pause on proposed increases to Maximum Residue Limits, including for glyphosate. As a result, there will be no increases to MRLs until at least spring 2022.

Canada provides $100 million through AgriRecovery for struggling producers

On Aug. 6, AAFC minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced $100 million would be available to address the immediate, extraordinary costs faced by producers due to the drought and wildfires.
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Ontario growers should beware of white mould

Lush canopies and wet weather provide the best conditions for the development of white mould, a yield robber that needs to be monitored closely before serious losses occur, according to Eugenia Banks of the Ontario Potato Board. The white mould fungus, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, overwinters in the soil as black sclerotia that can survive for several years. » Read more...

IWCA Podcast Series: Andrea McKenna

Life is full of difficult decisions – when to take a chance, when to take time off, when to go back to your roots, when to try something new. Andrea McKenna has tackled tough questions as a farm operator, advocate and mentor. Now, she tells her story outlining her journey from city living to farm operation and helping growers make more sustainable business decisions. » Read more...