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CFIA updates import requirements for strawberry plants

Propagative plant material for strawberry is allowed to be imported from the Netherlands into Canada, so long as it meets recently updated phytosanitary requirements.

Hotel quarantine waived for agricultural temporary foreign workers

Coming into effect Feb. 22, 2021, these new requirements will see a total of three COVID-19 tests for agricultural temporary foreign workers, at no cost to workers or employers.

Pandemic spurs purchase of Canadian-produced food

Canadians are more likely to look for Canadian food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.
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Lessons from the 2020 poinsettia season

Ontario’s poinsettia season ended well this past year. However, there was at least a five per cent reduction in poinsettia production due to reduced production volumes. Small changes in production practices could lower the risks and improve the profit margins on poinsettias. Here is a recap of the 2020 season, along with some suggestions to help improve your bottom line for 2021. » Learn more
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Taking on pests and diseases in cannabis: Vegetative to flowering

In this second installment, we consider what biological management options are available through to flowering and harvest. With proactive steps taken in propagation, your cannabis crop should be growing healthily, but don’t take your foot off the gas just yet! It is important to maintain good practices through the next phases in the crop’s life to ensure you reach the plant’s full production potential. » Learn more
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New online, information resources for Ontario’s agricultural workers

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California Summer Trials set to bloom in June

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