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Ontario looks to raise minimum wage to $15/hour

The Ontario government says it is introducing legislation to increase minimum wages as the cost of living has increased considerably over the past several months, but wages for many have not kept pace.

OMAFRA: Testing herbicide options in the fight against phragmites

Phragmites are a widespread weed issue in wetlands across North America. Traditional management methods – cutting or burning – are not very effective; are there herbicide control options?

International research team breeds frost-resistant potato

Dubbed Wiñay, the potato is a cross between two wild potatoes native to South America, which showed the greatest ability to tolerate frost of the available species at the U.S. Potato Genebank.
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Growing Horticulture: Starting the conversation on labour shortage solutions

Just as there’s no silver bullet for any issues in agriculture, solutions to the labour shortage are far from simple. But change has to start somewhere, so Greenhouse Canada and Fruit & Vegetable hosted a panel discussion to break down the challenges, successes and trends in labour attraction and retention observed by a panel of growers, educators and industry representatives. » Read more...

Haskap growers and AAFC’s PMC work together for pest control

The Pest Management Centre fills a critical gap in the process to register pesticides for use on specialty crops like haskaps. While pesticide companies would normally generate their own data, these trials are expensive and complex. But specialty crops are grown on too few acres to provide the financial incentive to run the trials themselves. That’s where the PMC comes in. » Read more...