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GH/FV Hort Roundtable

FPT ministers outline goals for next ag policy framework

The Guelph Statement emphasizes the need for a sustainable agriculture approach in shaping the next policy framework, which includes environmental, social and economic considerations in all priority areas.

OMAFRA: Marssonina blotch confirmed in some Ontario apples

This leaf fungal infection causes premature defoliation, resulting in lower tree health and yield loss. When foliage infection is severe, fruit lesions can occur, although they are uncommon.

Government of Canada supports Saskatchewan’s agri-food sector

This investment in the Global Agri-Food Advancement Partnership supports agri-food innovation in the Prairie provinces and increases Canada’s competitive position in international markets.
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Featured News 

IWCA Q&A: Finding the balance

Noura Ziadi has her boots firmly planted on the ground. She’s worked as a research scientist in soil fertility and plant nutrition with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Quebec Research and Development Centre since 1999, where she has led the Soil Fertility research lab since 2003. Passion – for people and research – is key to Ziadi’s success. » Read more...

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...