Several years ago, June Matthews, an associate professor in the School of Food & Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College in London, Ont., started to realize that something was missing from their otherwise comprehensive curricula: evidence-based information about agriculture.
The Fair Finance Fund (FFF) recently announced the launch of a new social finance fund for the local food and farm sector.
Fruit and Vegetable magazine is joining with Annex Business Media's other agriculture publications to conduct a survey to gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming.
It could soon be easier to find organic inputs in Ontario. The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO), the association representing Ontario’s organic farmers and food businesses, was recently approved for funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to investigate the feasibility of creating a central database of approved organic inputs.
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It's a few months before bloom, but not too soon to be thinking about your chemical thinning strategies for 2019. There are some new products being researched that will hopefully become available to Canadian apples producers in the next few years.
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Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, David Marit, are reminding Saskatchewan producers that the deadline to enroll in the AgriStability Program is April 30, 2019.
Bull’s Blood and Chioggia beets, Bright Lights Swiss chard, Kentucky Wonder pole beans, these vegetables, along with thousands of other open-pollinated varieties, were common place in Canada long before my mother planted her first garden. Who knew they would be coveted as precious heirlooms by her grandchildren’s generation?
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The federal government and the province recently announced the $74 million project in Tracadie Cross.
When he was 12 years old, Owen Bridge had an encounter that would change his life. He met Dan Jason, the writer, activist and seed guru behind Salt Spring Seeds in B.C. Dan placed seeds from three rare bean varieties in Owen's hand, and assigned him a very special job: Growing and caring for them so they wouldn't disappear.
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Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth. The Government of Canada understands the importance of this sector in creating good, middle-class jobs, while growing the economy, and is committed to working with farmers, ranchers and processors to ensure its continued innovation, growth and prosperity.
Canada currently imports millions of dollars’ worth of seed every year, despite mild winters in the southwest of B.C. that position the province as a viable climate for seed production.
The Canadian and Manitoba governments are providing $99,400 over two years through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba.
The agriculture and agri-food sector is a major contributor to Canada's economy, employing approximately 2.3 million people in 2017. Reliable access to labour is vital for the sector to ensure it can continue to create high-quality jobs and meet the growing demand for top-quality products for Canadians and consumers around the world.
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Production of day neutral strawberries in Ontario is increasing as part of the berry industry’s efforts to extend the growing season. However, these ever-bearing berries have different disease management needs than the traditional June-bearing strawberries.
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Canadians are most concerned with the rising cost of food and the affordability of healthy food for the third year in a row in the latest research released by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI).
A Soil Health Certificate program is part of a new project to promote agri-environmental stewardship in Ontario. With the support of funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Ecological Farmers’ Association of Ontario (EFAO) is offering farmer-to-farmer based soil health training and mentorship.
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CABI scientists have made the first discovery of the Asian samurai wasp Trissolcus japonicus – a natural enemy that kills the eggs of the invasive fruit and nut pest brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) – in Europe.
If everyone on the planet wanted to eat a healthy diet, there wouldn’t be enough fruit and vegetables to go around, according to a new University of Guelph study.
Join us Tue, Apr 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT for an interactive webinar on Climate Change - Impact on Fruit and Vegetable Crops.
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Sweet corn goes cutting-edgeA new processing plant in Guelph, Ont., plans to transmute…
Taking control of garlic pestsBoth stem and bulb nematode and leek moth are pests…
The 2018 Pest Management Research Report is now availableThe Pest Management Research Report (PMRR) is a periodical to…
Bringing a new variety to marketNew apple varieties have been popping up for years in…
Introduction to Integrated Pest Management Thu May 02, 2019
Tomato and pepper workshop Mon May 06, 2019
Webinar: Building organic matter for healthy soilsThu May 09, 2019 @ 1:00pm - 02:00pm
Global Grape Summit Wed Jun 05, 2019