A new soil health test is available to Island farmers to measure soil quality and provide additional tools to assist them in understanding soil health.
Reducing our environmental footprint is on every farmer’s agenda. We’re always looking for ways to improve water quality and preserve natural wildlife habitats as we continually adjust our farming practices to leave our soil and water in better shape for the next generation.
Thanks to a seed grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has discovered a new approach to control and eradicate invasive plants and weeds. Vineland’s innovative solution utilizes the unique natural chemistry of invasive plants as a source of new sustainable control tool.
Agriculture is a hugely diverse industry with a host of challenges. In a competitive market, farmers are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and profit. However, striking a balance between this and safety is crucial to protect workers and prevent workplace fatalities.
Published in Safety
The Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association and Farmers' Markets Ontario, two important organizations that connect farmers with consumers through direct sales experiences, recently received an investment from the provincial government.
Canadian families waste hundreds of kilos of food a year, but now researchers from the Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) have created a cookbook that promises to help.
Prof. David Wolyn, department of plant agriculture, is the University of Guelph’s Innovation of the Year award winner for 2019.
Fruit & Vegetable (F&V) magazine and BASF Canada are celebrating the hard work that goes into producing Canada’s fruit and vegetable bounty with the What’s Growing Canada video contest!
Pfennings Organic Farm sits outside of New Hamburg, Ont., and is owned and operated by the Pfennings family whose farming roots extend deeper than historical documents can offer. Along with growing organic vegetables, grains and legumes, the farm also packs and distributes organic produce.
Published in Marketing
Technology will play a key role in conquering global food insecurity, and Canadian agri-tech developer JRS VirtualStudio Inc. has teamed up with researchers at McGill University to develop a new mobile app that will help answer important questions about the diets of people living in marginalized communities worldwide.
Less than two per cent of Canada's population lives on a farm, and this lack of connection to farming has led to confusion about safe farm practices and food choices. Real Farm Lives, a documentary web series about the realities of modern farming in Canada, returns for another season to help bridge the gap.
Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. Cavendish Farms president Robert K. Irving was joined by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman and other dignitaries to celebrate the largest private sector investment in the history of the City of Lethbridge.
Published in Companies
Whoever said that “A potato storage is not a hospital” was absolutely right. Diseased or bruised tubers that are stored will not get better. Tubers bruised at harvest are easily invaded by soft rot and/or Fusarium dry rot, which can cause serious economic losses in storage.
Published in Harvesting
In late fall 2019, phytosanitary certificates will be made available through My CFIA, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's online portal.
Dr. Martin Entz, professor in the department of plant science at the University of Manitoba, was recently honoured by the Canada Organic Trade Association with the Leadership in Organic Science Award.
In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at least one species is being exposed to lethal levels of the chemicals in the soil.
The Ministry of Agriculture has recently updated the guidelines regarding organic certification in BC. Changes were made to provide greater clarity as to how to be in compliance with B.C.’s Organic Certification Regulation.
Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) are pleased to announce that Keith Robbins has been hired to lead the organization as its new general manager. Keith took over the role on Sept. 17, 2019, following the resignation of Cathy Lennon. A seasoned leader within the hog and poultry sectors, Keith brings more than 27 years of experience in management, communications, and marketing to the processing vegetable sector.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre held the What's Growin' On Research Farm Open House on Thursday, Sept. 19. The world-class research centre, which is dedicated to horticulture science and innovation, opened its doors to interested parties to showcase its apple orchard and related research projects.
What's Growing Canada Video ContestFruit & Vegetable (F&V) magazine and BASF Canada are celebrating…
New soil health testing service for Island farmersA new soil health test is available to Island farmers…
Cavendish Farms opens new potato processing plantCavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. Cavendish…
Opening the farm to consumers with a Market Day and tourPfennings Organic Farm sits outside of New Hamburg, Ont., and…
Horticulture opportunities workshop - Fruit Mon Oct 28, 2019
Horticulture opportunities workshop - VegetablesTue Oct 29, 2019
Vegetable Pest and Production workshopsTue Oct 29, 2019
2019 BC Seed GatheringFri Nov 08, 2019