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Vegetable Greenhouses NEED new, young growers--but where are all the jobs?

Statistics Canada shows that most of the horticulture/greenhouse management is reaching retirement age, and that almost all of these manage…

Started by Jamie Boland

4 Dec 7, 2011
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Congratulations Joel Jarvis! Ontario farmer breaks World Record for largest squash.

At 674.3 kg or 1,486.6 pounds, Joel Jarvis' squash beats the old record of 560 kg or 1,234 pounds as confirmed by Guinness World Records…

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 17, 2011

Ontariofresh.ca - a New Website for Growers/Farmers, Distributors & Related Groups - Register Now!

Ontariofresh.ca Offers Economic Value For Agriculture Business - New Website Coming: Focus on Business of Local Food Helps Meet Demand-   T…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 May 24, 2011

New Farmers Market Opening in Stratford. Do you visit farmers markets?

News Release, STRATFORD - Slow Food Perth County is starting a Sunday Farmers Market beginning June 6th. All farmers employing good, clea…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 May 16, 2010

Vineland Research: To deliver commercialization opportunities to the horticulture sector: Any Ideas for them?

GOVERNMENTS PARTNER TO BUILD NEW MARKETS FOR HORTICULTURE PRODUCERS This Agriculture Canada news release came in and wondered what everyone…

Started by Joe Dales

0 Oct 19, 2009

"Agriculture: The Forgotten Industry?"

View "Agriculture: The Forgotten Industry?" - Parts 1 to 5 on PublicVoice.tv http://www.publicvoice.tv/profiles/blogs/jamie-reaume-agricul

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 15, 2009

"Marsh Madness"

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/marsh-madness/article1319792/ This is a really, really good article about the Holland Marsh ex…

Started by Avia Eek

0 Oct 10, 2009

Wet Weather in Holland Marsh

Well, usually I am a very up-beat, optimistic person. Today, not so much! This year has been really challenging. Worrying about white rot i…

Started by Avia Eek

4 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

Longer Season Strawberries

Here's a look at some research at the University of Guelph - to get strawberries growing more than a few weeks in June... http://www.eHarv

Started by Andrew Campbell

0 Oct 5, 2009

Low crop prices in the Fall

Onion and carrots prices have been reasonably decent this year. Last year, not so good we were getting paid what my husband's parents did i…

Started by Avia Eek

4 Oct 1, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

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Bee Vectoring Technologies Targets European Market with First Registration Submission for Advanced Disease Control Technology

Bee Vectoring Technologies International, Inc (BVT) (TSXV:BEE) announced today that it has submitted registration documents in Switzerland for its proprietary active ingredient, Clonostachys rosea CR-7 for use against fungal diseases in production agriculture

McCain trialing multi-species cover crop blend for rotation in the Canadian potato provinces

Soil organic matter has become a popular topic of discussion in the past year. In Ontario, a report from late 2016 indicated soil organic matter (SOM) levels in many parts of the province are at 15-year lows, coinciding with increasing interest in the use of cover crops, reduced- or no-till management and longer rotations in the past three to five years. On Prince Edward Island (PEI), the issue of low soil organic matter levels is also a concern. During the 2018 International Potato Technology Expo this past February, soil health was one of the topics for presentation and discussions, as much of a concern among industry stakeholders as it is for growers.

Sensor solution: growers use irrigation platform

A Quebec-based company may have a solution for Canadian producers who irrigate their crops.

4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada: Continuing to foster strong, vibrant communities in partnership with youth

4-H Canada is very proud to announce the extension of its national partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) for an additional year. The successful continuation of the partnership will see a funding commitment of $250,000 to support national, provincial, and club-level programs and initiatives across Canada through to March 2021.

Registrations for Spotted Wing Drosophila 2018

Seven insecticides are registered for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) management this season, including two emergency use registrations: Mako and Malathion 85 E. Thanks to Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, for working on these emergency use registration submissions.

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