Marg Land

Marg Land

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November 5, 2009, Wilmington, Del – DuPont and Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. (MANA) recently announced they have entered into a royalty-bearing license agreement for DuPont Crop Protection patents related to a novel homogeneous blend technology that enables the efficient combination of different pesticides.
oldappleorchardsNovember 5, 2009, Tucson,AZ – The apple trees of yesteryear are slowly disappearing. Many apple varieties common in the U.S. a century ago can no longer be found in today’s orchards and nurseries.
November 4, 2009 – Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) undertook a consultative review process of the guidelines that govern approved farmers’ markets in Alberta. Recommendations for revisions and changes to the guidelines were submitted to the Minister, Agriculture and Rural Development and approved in September 2009.
cucumbersbigNovember 4, 2009 – The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and U.S. institutions.
blueberriesmulchNovember 4, 2009, Truro, NS – Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops.
ppvapricotNEWS HIGHLIGHT

Pennsylvania considered
free of PPV

Ten years have passed since the discovery of Plum Pox Virus (PPV) in Pennsylvania – 10 years of intensive survey and eradication effort. 
saskatoonsNEWS HIGHLIGHT

Saskatoon berry marketing meetings
Now may be the time for saskatoon berry growers to invest in marketing that will bring this fruit to the Canadian marketplace.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Award applications being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program.
estivallettuce01NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Canadian lettuce nominated for seed award

For the second year in a row, the new Estival lettuce has been nominated for the Eastern Canada Seed of the Year award.
estivallettuce01November 3, 2009 – For the second year in a row, the new Estival lettuce has been nominated for the eastern Canada Seed of the Year award, which will be presented at Toronto's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, from November 6 to 15, 2009.
November 3, 2009 – Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program.
saskatoonsNovember 3, 2009 – Now may be the time for saskatoon berry growers to invest in marketing that will bring this fruit to the Canadian marketplace.
ppvapricotNovember 2, 2009 – Ten years have passed since the discovery of Plum Pox Virus (PPV) in Pennsylvania – 10 years of intensive survey and eradication effort. The state is pleased to report that no virus has been found in the past three years of survey, fulfilling the requirements necessary to declare eradication of PPV from Pennsylvania.
October 29, 2009 — A new study in China has found that people with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts.
October 23, 2009, Regina, Sask – Agricultural producers and industry representatives from the Prairie provinces will gather in Saskatoon this November to take part in the Balancing the Bottom Line conference.
October 23, 2009 —  A Georgia State University professor has developed an innovative new way to keep produce and flowers fresh for longer periods of time.
October 23, 2009, Regina, Sask – The presidents of the three major farm groups across the Prairies will meet in Regina on October 26 and 27 to discuss the top priorities in agriculture.
October 21, 2009, Vancouver, BC – The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture and Agri-Food.
October 21, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – Todd Younghans has been named the country manager of Valent Canada Crop and Professional Products.
October 16, 2009, Jordan, Ont. – A recent meeting at a Niagara area fruit farm gave Opposition Leader Tim Hudak and MPP Ernie Hardeman a first-hand look at the crisis facing Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers.

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