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April 8, 2015
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Potato processors in Canada may benefit in 2015

A weak Canadian dollar and shipping disruptions at the Port of Seattle, in Washington, could increase demand for Canadian potatoes in 2015, says a spokesperson for the United Potato Growers of Canada. >> Read full article

Lettuce colour determines speed of antioxidant effect

Lettuce, one of the vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, is a food that benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. >> Read full article

Parasol WG fungicide receives organic approval

Canadian organic horticultural growers have a new copper hydroxide available for use in vegetable production. Parasol WG is now compliant with Canadian Organic Standards. >> Read full article

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Chemnova

FULLBACKTM fungicide launched in Canada

FULLBACK offers excellent control of powdery mildew in apples, grapes and strawberries.
FULLBACK rapidly moves within the plant to the site of infection where it provides fast curative action and further protection against disease, whether it be powdery mildew, cedar-apple or quince rust, and apple scab. For anti-resistance and optimum Apple scab control FULLBACK should be mixed with a protectant fungicide.
FULLBACKTM should be used in combination with a protectant fungicide.
FULLBACKTM a great start for any disease program and a solid foundation for yield and quality. >>Learn More

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Pyramid power

It turns out that reviving a lost art and science such as fermentation is, well, both an art and a science.

On the artistic side, a great deal of creativity certainly goes into the unique and health-promoting products offered by Pyramid Farms and Ferments. But just as important to this business’s success is knowledge of the science of bacterial fermentation. It is a form of food preservation that has largely been lost from North America’s modern industrial food landscape, says co-owner and self-proclaimed “bacterial farmer” Jenna Empey, a fact that has presented both challenges and opportunities for her and her husband and business partner, Alex Currie. >> Learn More…

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WSPS

Seguridad Means Safety

Each year in Ontario, agricultural employers hire an estimated 17,000 foreign temporary workers for seasonal work.

Safety is a critical element in agricultural workplaces. Employers can now provide new farm safety resources to ensure their Spanish-speaking employees are aware and ready to work safely in Ontario.

Seguridad Agricola brings easy-to-use tools and resources that employers can start to use immediately. All tools are available in both Spanish and English language versions.

If your workplace employs seasonal agricultural workers, this is the tool you need to ensure they are able to complete their jobs safely and without injury. >>Learn More

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Food & Farm Care Ontario Annual General Meeting & Conference

April 14-15, 2015
Location: Milton, ON >> More Info

Canadian Produce Marketing Association

April 15-17, 2015 Location: Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Que. >> More Info

16th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference

July 20-21, 2015
Location: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Penticton, B.C. >> More Info