Canadian growers looking to protect their brassica crops from harmful pests taking a bite out of their profit margins have a new control option.
The Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island is now recognized as a sub-geographical indication to help consumers identify the origins of BC wines.
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at the Scotlynn Group, Vittoria, Ontario. All workers have completed the self-isolation period and are back to work.
The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program is pushing back delivery of its seminars into winter 2021 to offer a robust experience in a safe manner.
The Canadian and Ontario governments are enhancing AgriInsurance coverage for the 2020 growing season to include labour shortages due to COVID-19. Ontario is the first to provide this coverage.
The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is seeking individuals to join the Board of Directors and inviting nominations for membership.
One of Western Canada’s premier fresh produce importers, wholesalers, and marketers, Fresh Direct Produce has acquired Mike and Mike’s Organics based in Woodbridge, Ontario. The company’s distribution footprint is broadened from its two centres in Vancouver and one in Calgary.
The Ontario government is proactively organizing more COVID-19 testing of seasonal workers. The Niagara and Norfolk regions are priorities in July. It’s a particularly busy time with yellow plum harvest to start July 15 and peaches a week later.
Brock University has transitioned its popular cider and perry production foundation course to an online format.
The Canadian Visa Application Centre in Mexico has temporarily ceased operations and quarantined all staff due to COVID-19. The Western Agricultural Labour Initiative notified its members July 3.