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Studying new option for pepper weevil control

A high-tech form of insect birth control connected to nuclear power could solve a devastating pest problem for Ontario farmers, says a University of Guelph researcher.

Seasonal workers returning to Ontario farms

It’s estimated that two jobs for Canadians are created in the agrifood industry for every seasonal agricultural worker employed through SAWP at Ontario farms.

Stop Those Pesky Spider Mites

CURRENT ISSUE: At this time of year, the two-spotted spider mite makes its very predictable appearance in greenhouse crops. Despite our familiarity with this pest, it continues to challenge us.
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Research Update: the Many Benefits of Diffuse Light

While the benefits of diffuse light for plants in the greenhouse have long been proven, recent research reveals that the quality of diffuse light is also an important factor in plant quality and productivity. » Read more...

CPMA Conference

May 9, 2017
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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IOBC Canada 2017

June 4-8, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls
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Grower Day'17

June 21, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre
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