About Us

View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@

OMAFRA berry bulletin highlights high SWD pressure

Strawberry field renovations, summer raspberries and blueberries are wrapping up; Spotted wing drosophila pressure remains high, necessitating spraying and regular harvesting.

Government increases funding to $500 million for drought-affected producers

The Government of Canada has increased total AgriRecovery funding to up to $500 million to address costs incurred due to drought and wildfires. This funding includes the $100 million from Aug. 6.

BASF and NSIP enter intensive vegetable breeding partnership

The collaboration focuses on the cucumber, pepper, and tomato breeding programs to develop and execute breeding work-flows, combining NSIP’s genomic selection toolbox and BASF germplasm and breeding expertise.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Annex Bookstore

Backyard Bounty

Grow more food, with less work, in any yard – now completely revised and expanded!

Now completely updated and expanded, Backyard Bounty will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy.

Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year.

» Order now
Featured News 

Rural and agricultural mental health initiatives receive funding in Ontario

Two University of Guelph research projects that seek to understand current mental health challenges in farming and rural communities have received $287,804 in funding. As well, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers received funding to research mental health services and supports tailored to the needs of international agricultural workers. » Read more...

Wildfires impacting B.C. wine-makers’ bottom lines and flavour profiles

The increase in frequency and severity of wildfires in the past couple years is affecting British Columbia’s wine-making regions in unique ways. B.C. grapes are being afflicted by smoke taint – airborne compounds from burning trees and soil that settle on grapes prior to harvest. A small amount of smoke taint can scuttle an otherwise promising batch of wine. » Read more...