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Federal wage subsidies for agricultural placements

A wage-subsidy program for recruiting young people into agriculture jobs is now open.

Mucci Farms heads west

Mucci Farms has entered an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling.

Niagara College program granted licence to grow

Niagara College’s Commercial Cannabis Production program has acquired a licence from Health Canada to cultivate industrial hemp.
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Rugose detection in the palm of your hand

This portable sequencing method can quickly and accurately test for tomato brown rugose fruit virus. Grown out of Ont., the company has developed a proprietary method for sampling and detecting ToBRFV. In addition to testing plant tissue, it can use swabs to collect samples off of greenhouse surfaces, then run them through a portable genetic sequencing device. » Learn more

Flight of the beneficial microbes

Known as apivectoring, researchers explore this bee-mediated method for thrips management in greenhouse strawberries. In Canada, apivectoring is currently registered for use with Beauveria bassiana strain GHA. As a pollinator-vectored mycoinsecticide, it’s registered for use against whiteflies, thrips and aphids. » Learn more
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