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OMAFRA: Air monitoring for apple scab

The research, conducted by OMAFRA and Spornado, is particularly important since the availability of effective scab fungicides has become limited in recent years due to Health Canada re-evaluations.

FCC appoints their first female president and CEO

Justine Hendricks has held various positions at Export Development Canada over the past 16 years, and her leadership in advancing EDC’s 10-year strategy ensured they continued to lead on environmental, social and governance principles.

ICYMI: Consultations open for Canada’s Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

The strategy will serve as a guide to support the livelihoods of farmers while growing a sustainable sector that can recover quickly from extreme events while also contributing to emission reduction efforts.
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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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Finding efficiencies through agricultural automation

Interested in ag robotics but not sure where to start? Ontario’s AgRobotics Working Group might be what you’re looking for. The group began with around 15 members interested in trying out new technology and has ballooned to nearly 80 members as of October 2022, comprising various sectors and organizations bringing their varied expertises together. » Read more...

ICYMI: 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...
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T4U40 podcast: Nick Vranckx

Vranckx may have gotten into the Canadian fruit and vegetable industry because his parents bought a blueberry operation in 2004, but he’s made his own mark both on the farm and in the industry. » Listen now

T4U40 podcast: Alex Chesney

Alex Chesney grew up on her family’s fruit and vegetable farm, Thames River Melons Ltd., and is now using her training as a registered dietician to make clear connections for consumers between nutrition and agriculture. » Listen now

T4U40 podcast: Jason Lanoue

Jason Lanoue ended up working in horticulture in a bit of a roundabout way. Initially planning to be a doctor, he credits a timely opportunity and his experiences on his grandparents’ farm with his switch to agriculture. » Listen now