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FPT ag minister meeting agrees on new Sustainable CAP

The SCAP will implement new measures to the suite of BRM programs, which will make them more timely, equitable and easy to understand, as well as better able to protect producers against climate risk.

Fungicide label temporarily expanded for Alternaria control in some provinces

The PMRA recently approved an emergency use registration for SWITCH 62.5 WG fungicide for suppression of Alternaria leaf blight on Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower until July 7, 2023.

Is your operation ready for its close-up?

Take us to your operation and show us the ins and outs of your cropping season. Your photo could be featured on the cover of Fruit & Vegetable’s November issue.
Grow our People

Register for the new Grow Our People Summit

The Grow Our People Summit was created for the two million people who work in agriculture and food in Canada – to invest in them, thank them and get them energized and equipped for the future. Summit attendees will leave the event with new skills, deeper networks, and a renewed sense of enthusiasm for our agri-food sector.

The Grow Your People Summit will be held in-person at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls from November 2-4, 2022. Registration for this ‘unconference’ event experience is now open at www.loft32.ca/growourpeople

U of G survey finds farmer mental health declined during pandemic

The mental health of farmers is worse than it was five years ago and worse than that of the general population in almost every way, according to a new survey from University of Guelph researchers. Stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and cynicism, suicide ideation and lowered resilience were all higher among farmers than the national average, the team found. » Read more...

Podcast: Mechanical weed seed control with Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill

In 2011, AAFC scientists were researching ways to control European corn borer populations and developed the “potato vine crusher.” The equipment successfully reduced ECB populations in a field, but the pest’s ability to fly meant the crusher went unused for a decade until one AAFC research scientist considered another use for it: weed seedbank control. » Read more...
Annex Bookstore

The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages.

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