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AgriStability deadline extended to July 3

Farmers experiencing losses are encouraged to apply for interim payments under AgriStability for more rapid support.

$1M invested to connect workers with agri-food jobs in Ontario

This new funding aims to keep the nation’s supply chains strong and store shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charter flights from Mexico arrive in Vancouver

According to WALI, plans are still in place for new charter flights this week, but notes that there is a possibility of Mexico implementing an internal travel ban.

Nature Fresh thanks fresh food heroes

Nature Fresh Farms has posted a personalized thank-you video extending their gratitude to their team members and all the heroes in fresh produce helping to keep communities fed.
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Diagnostics from a distance

With physical distancing measures in place, how can growers get the help they need from extension specialists or greenhouse consultants? In her latest ONFloriculture post, Dr. Sarah Jandricic, shares tips on what information is key and should be shared, what makes a good photo, and how to communicate efficiently through email and other means. » Learn more
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Avoiding overapplication of PGRs

It is any professional grower’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, many have experienced that moment of recognizing plants which have suffered from a plant growth regulator (PGR) overapplication. Maybe label instructions were misunderstood. Even an experienced applicator can mix up the concentration calculation. » Learn more
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In Case you missed it 

BC mandates government-arranged TFW accommodations

The provincial government will now require all temporary foreign workers to spend their 14-day isolation period in government-arranged accommodations before travelling to farm workplaces. » Read more...

Webinar held on Ontario TFW inspection initiative

This webinar was presented by Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development (MLTSD), » Read more...

Ontario allows alternative methods of sale for garden centres

The province provided an answer this week that says businesses offering plants are essential, however, only alternative methods of sale are allowed at this point. » Read more...

New horticultural consulting service debuts in Alberta

Not only is it geared towards commercial growers, its audience also includes hobbyists, home and private gardeners, as well as municipalities and industry associations. » Read more...