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Gatten, new powdery mildew fungicide, now PMRA-registered

As the first and only FRAC Group U13 fungicide, Gatten controls powdery mildew that may have developed tolerance to Groups 3, 7 or 11 fungicides and has shown no cross-resistance to existing products.

GOC announces new phase of Local Food Infrastructure Fund

This new phase of the LFIF has been tailored to meet the needs of Indigenous, Northern and remote communities by providing funding to build a food system that meets both current and future community needs.

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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Food waste within the supply chain

In 2019, the CBC reported that roughly 58 per cent of food produced in Canada becomes food waste. In a Guelph Organics Conference session about reducing food waste in agricultural production systems, farmer Wolfgang Pfenning of Pfenning’s Organic Farm shared his insights on the factors contributing to food waste at each step of his production line. » Read more...

FCC 2021 Farmland Values Report shows strong growth

The report, which provides an annual look at the regional land value trends across Canada, shows farmland values continued to rise despite last year’s challenges, including extreme weather and supply chain disruptions. Rising commodity prices and historically low interest rates have driven demand for farmland value growth. » Read more...