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FEATURED NEWS: Vines off the grid
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Innovation award winner redefining crop health tech

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) has awarded the 2015 Award of Excellence for Innovation to Dr. Saber Miresmailli, founder and CEO of Ecoation Innovative Solutions (EIS), for the development of a wireless crop health monitoring system that will prevent crop losses and decrease pest and disease management costs for growers. >> Read full article

New technique to store potatoes for longer period

Researchers at the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS) in Jalandhar, India, claimed to have invented a new technique that would ensure storage of potatoes for longer duration. >> Read full article

Fracture fungicide available in Canada

FMC Agricultural Solutions recently launched Fracture fungicide, a new broad spectrum biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew and botrytis on grapes, strawberries and tomatoes and blossom blight in stone fruits. >> Read full article

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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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Vines off the grid

Running a business of any kind off the grid is an accomplishment in itself. But for the owners of Harwood Estate Vineyards, it’s only one of many they have achieved over the last seven years.

Being off-grid is one of several significant ways that Harwood differs from all or most of the wineries in Ontario and beyond (it’s Canada’s second off-grid winery). The owners – couples Don and Judy Harwood plus Kerry Wicks and John Rode – employ organic cultivation practices, capture substantial amounts of rainwater and use many energy-efficient approaches. >> Learn More…

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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 

16th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference

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

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info