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Vineland now providing biological crop protection research services

The new services support the use of new products and IPM solutions to improve production efficiency while promoting horticulture crop quality, environmental performance and safe working conditions.

New TFW pilot project to address Quebec labour shortage

The Government of Canada has announced an increase to the maximum number of temporary foreign workers Quebec employers in specific sectors – including agri-food – can hire for low-wage positions.

Ontario to support businesses affected by Omicron closures

Eligible businesses required to close or reduce capacity to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can now apply for the new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program.
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FV/GH Roundtable

Growing Horticulture: A roundtable discussion

What can the horticulture industry do to attract and retain qualified workers? What are some of the barriers to hiring and engaging the next generation of horticulturalists? What does the ideal candidate look like? How has technology played a role? These are just some of the questions we asked a group of panellists from a variety of roles in the industry in the Growing Horticulture roundtable discussion, hosted by Greenhouse Canada magazine and Fruit & Vegetable magazine.

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Vineland’s Happi Pear makes Canadian consumer debut

First bred four decades ago, Happi Pear recently made its North American consumer debut thanks to the combined efforts of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, AAFC and grower-marketer Stemilt. Along with encouraging more Canadians to see pears as a local fruit choice, there are also hopes Happi can help rejuvenate the U.S. pear market. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40

Fruit & Vegetable’s Top 4 Under 40 program will be back in 2022. Get ready to nominate the most promising young movers and shakers in the horticulture sector by reading about last year’s winners. From commercial growers and researchers to equipment suppliers and service providers, we’re recognizing those driving Canada’s fruit and vegetable industry forward. » Read more...
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Management of Insect Pests in Vegetable Crops: Concepts and Approaches, 1st Edition

This new book on the sustainable management of insect pests in important vegetables offers valuable management strategies in detail. It focuses on eco-friendly technology and approaches to mitigating the damage caused by insect pests with special reference to newer insecticides. Chapters in the volume provide an introduction to vegetable entomology and go on to present a plethora of research on sustainable eco-friendly pest management strategies for root vegetables, spice crops, tuber crops, and more.

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