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Ontario opens second phase of Agtech Innovation Program

The $22-million program launched in April to provide funding to develop larger-scale collaboration projects aimed at enhancing the health and safety of workers and increasing productivity.

Perennia releases 2020-21 annual report

The report includes information on the temporary foreign worker program, the Accelerated Direct Sales Pilot program, and the shift to digital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Koch’s plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria now available in Canada

A liquid formulation that is phosphate-soluble, Synthos is a highly effective nutrient enhancer used to increase yield on a wide variety of crops, including cucurbits, leafy vegetables, berries and Brassicas.
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Monitoring for spotted lanternfly in Ontario

Spotted lanternfly is the latest on the list of invasive insect pests for Canadian grape growers to keep an eye on. First detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly has expanded its range to include several other states; the pest’s ability to travel attached to vehicles has Canadian pest experts concerned it will show up north of the border. » Read more...

IWCA Podcast Series: Leona Staples

Leona Staples, president of The Jungle Farm in Red Deer, Alta., is passionate about sharing the story of agriculture with everyone she meets. In this interview, she chats about the importance of creating connections between producers and consumers, and the struggle to balance motherhood and career while still fulfilling your dreams. » Read more...