Marg Land

Marg Land

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September 17, 2009 — Scientists in China are reporting the “intriguing” discovery that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.
September 15, 2009, Ottawa, Ont – 2008 AgriInvest deposit notices will soon start appearing in producers’ mailboxes to let them know how much they can deposit into their AgriInvest accounts to receive matching government contributions.
pesticides02September 1, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – A well-established obsolete pesticide collection program is being expanded this year to also provide farmers with safe disposal for unused animal health products and sharps.
foodqualitySeptember 1, 2009 — When buying a pineapple, the customer often stands helplessly in front of the supermarket shelf – which one is already ripe? If the fruit is eaten immediately, it’s often still not sweet enough; if it’s left too long, it has rotten patches. Laboratory tests are too slow and too costly to provide the answers.
August 31, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Potato growers across Canada now have the option of applying Scala fungicide by air for control of early blight.
August 31, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Confine fungicide (mono- and di-potassium salts of phosphorous acid) has received an emergency use registration for suppression of late blight in tomatoes.
August 13, 2009, Simcoe, Ont. – The Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky, recently announced that Norfolk County will receive $100,000 for agriculture promotion from the Ontario Market Investment Fund.
lateblightAugust 13, 2009 — Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have the potato blight-causing pathogen in their sights and are working to accelerate breeding of more durable, disease resistant potato varieties.
blueberries02August 12, 2009 — A chemical found in blueberry leaves has shown a strong effect in blocking the replication of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), opening up a new avenue for treating the chronic infections.

Switch® registered for saskatoons

The PMRA recently approved the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion (URMULE) of Switch fungicide for the suppression of leaf spot on saskatoon berries in Canada
saskatoonsAugust 11, 2009 – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently approved the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion (URMULE) for Switch 62.5 WG Fungicide (Cyprodinil and Fludioxonil) for the suppression of Entomosporium leaf spot on saskatoon berries in Canada.
lateblighttuberAugust 4, 2009, Charlottetown, PEI – Wet, humid conditions are leading to the worst season for late blight on potatoes on P.E.I. in years.
August 2, 2009, Moncton, NB – Cavendish Farms has bought the appetizer division of Omstead Foods.
August 1, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Engage Agro recently announced the company will be the exclusive marketer and distributor for the insecticides Ambush 500EC and Ambush 50EC for the Canadian market.
valleysunsetJuly 16, 2009, Kentville, NS – A new strawberry variety released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is extending the berry season.
July 16, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Taking a page from its own traceability book, OnTrace recently announced some new developments at the organization.

Callisto 480SC label expansion
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Callisto (mesotrione) herbicide.
downymildewJuly 14, 2009, Ridgetown, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is reporting downy mildew has been confirmed in a pickling cucumber field near Vittoria, Ont.
July 14, 2009 – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Callisto (mesotrione) herbicide.
July 13, 2009 – BASF Plant Science and the Botanical Institute of the University of Cologne recently announced they have entered a cooperation in plant biotechnology.
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