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Urgent measures to prevent spread of gypsy moth

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) enacted urgent interim measures to help prevent the movement of gypsy moth on host nursery stock for the 2021 shipping season.

CPMA announces new board of directors

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced its board of directors for 2021-2022, representing key players from across all stages of the supply chain.

$330,000 allocated to boost horticultural projects at Vineland

Research will focus on improving harvesting and storage practices, as well as inventory tracking and improvements to biosecurity and COVID-19 protocols to benefit the Ontario greenhouse sector.
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Featured News 
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Accelerating growth by technology

Kingsville, Ont.-based Mucci Farms, a greenhouse grower with over 60 years of experience, has been at the forefront of new technological advancements. Using lighting, automation and data management strategies, here’s how Mucci Farms is meeting the rapidly growing demand for fresh greenhouse produce. » Learn more
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Spotting the two-spotted spider mite

“Commonly known as two-spotted spider mite (TSSM), it characteristically has two large dark spots on either side of its back,” explains Biobest’s IPM specialist David Abeijon. “Capable of building up a population very quickly … the female mites can hibernate overwinter. In spring, when temperatures rise, they become active again and give birth to the next population.” » Learn more
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