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Herbicide label expansions for pome and stone fruits

Minor use proposals for Assure II and Prowl H2O were submitted by AAFC’s Pest Management Centre as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel.

AAFC invests in Canadian ornamental horticulture market development

The up to $1.36 million in funding will support CNLA’s efforts to increase the percentage of domestic market share of nursery products and increase international exports to targeted countries.

How do you access and use horticulture research?

The Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University is conducting a series of surveys in Ontario’s horticulture sector to learn how research about BMPs is shared, accessed, and used.
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Bringing the Crazee Mite to the Canadian market

Commercializing any new biocontrol agent is not easy, especially when it’s a cannibalistic, predatory mite that likes to eat everything in its path. However, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. decided to take on the challenge with Anystis baccarum – and now they’re seeing a load of potential for the Canadian market. » Read more...

AAFC researcher explores how biochar can improve soil health

Kentville, Nova Scotia-based AAFC soil scientist, Vicky Lévesque, recently studied biochar – an organic, carbon-rich material made up of organic residues, such as plants and wood waste – as a method to improve soil health and productivity in Canada. She has found biochar can reduce fertilizer use by as much as 50 per cent of the recommended application. » Read more...