The numbers might be a few years old, but a recent Statistics Canada report confirms the significant economic contributions made by our agriculture and food industry. Statistics Canada data released last month reports on economic numbers from 2015, but it demonstrates the importance of the overall agricultural industry to the Canadian economy.
The Nova Scotia apple industry recently received a financial boost from the federal government to support research initiatives aimed at improving production and storage.
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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!
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New crop profiles for lowbush blueberry and highbush blueberry are available to download for free from the Government of Canada Publications web site or through the crop profiles webpage.
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Three new 360° virtual reality tours of an apple orchard and both a free range and free run egg farm have been added to the FarmFood360.ca website, thanks to partnerships with Burnbrae Farms Ltd. and CropLife Canada.
British Columbia's agritech companies are partnering with the federal and provincial governments to find the perfect pairing between food and technology.
The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) chairs the Data Task Force on the Organic Value Chain Roundtable, of which OCO is a participant. COTA has been working to expand data collection on imports and exports.
Extreme weather conditions and events are frequent during the agricultural growing season. Developing new tools that help identify the risks to Canadian agricultural production is increasingly important.
Today, Martin Burwash laughs at the irony and wishes now he was a little more serious in his studies after seeing the role Spanish has played in his career as a life-long farmer.
A standing army at the ready – that’s what is now possible for Canadian growers to help them protect their crops thanks to recent work done by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research scientist Roselyne Labbé.
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Growers sizing up the impacts a changing climate could have on North America are well aware of two key challenges. One is greater rainfall earlier in the winter, meaning smaller snow packs and less runoff during the growing season. This will contribute to drier summers. Compounding the effects of a drier growing season is a rise in temperatures.
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Ontario’s farm workforce is changing. More farmers are retiring, selling their farms or transitioning the business to the next generation. Younger farm faces are making more purchasing and management decisions. And while technology and automation are changing the way many farm businesses operate, Ontario remains Canada’s largest agricultural employer and we rely heavily on a skilled labour force that is increasingly shrinking.
As the spring arrives and the fields begin to come alive I often find myself distracted by what I spot in the fields parallel to my travels. One of the things that has always fascinated me about farming is how different growing conditions and crops can be from region-to-region and field-to-field.
“It is an exciting prospect, to be sure,” says Robert Spencer, commercial horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF). “Fruit is something that is generally loved by most people. It is healthy, and there are lots of good options to consider.”
The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing in the B.C. strawberry, blueberry and raspberry industries to help market competitiveness in berry production through innovative genetics and practices in the province.
There’s a lot that’s been proven good about whole orchard recycling, putting those almond trees back into the soil where they stood. And there’s plenty to indicate that drawbacks from the practice can be addressed.
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No matter how determined an industry is, without proper support from the country’s governing bodies it can be difficult to push forward and improve production and profits.
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The Canadian Horticultural Council is reporting a new virus threat that has brought concerns to tomato and pepper growers in Canada.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), a division of Health Canada, recently released its final decisions on the pollinator re-evaluations of three neonicotinoid insecticides: clothianidin (Clutch), imidacloprid (Admire), and thiamethoxam (Cruiser, Actara).
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announced that its board of directors has appointed Ian Potter as chief executive officer effective April 1, 2019. Potter will also join the Vineland board of directors at that time.
What's growing Canada?Fruit & Vegetable (F&V) magazine and BASF Canada are celebrating…
Ontario cutting red tape to support growth in the wine industryMinister of Government and Consumer Services, Lisa Thompson, was joined…
Updated crop profile for potatoes in CanadaA new crop profile for potato is available to download…
Camera system could provide cost-effective way to monitor crop temperaturesA hot plant is an early warning sign of an…
Ontario Bean Growers Annual Research DayWed Aug 21, 2019
Potato Research Day Wed Aug 21, 2019
Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS)Thu Aug 22, 2019
Orchard Workshop Series - #2 GraftingSat Aug 24, 2019