Cost-share funding is available to support species-at-risk habitat on Ontario farmland. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association announces that the program intake opens February 14 and closes February 18, 2022.   

No substantial progress has been made in the first month of 2022 to lift the ban on exports of Prince Edward Island potatoes to the U.S. At least, no milestones have been publicized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which is now working with its counterpart, the United States Department of Agriculture-APHIS.

The Dino Robot, made in France, is battery-powered. Here, the underside reveals the tool carrier which has K.U.L.T. finger weeders and weeding hoes.

In November 2021, the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association organized a field demonstration of Dino, a robotic weeder. Farm host Doug Van Luyk was curious about how this model might solve the issue of removing resistant pigweed on his muck soils near Newmarket, Ontario.

The Produce Almanac adds a five-year rate history for 18 key U.S. produce freight lanes. Freight has become such a big part of the overall produce cost structure that it had to be included, says Mike Mauti, managing partner, Execulytics.

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association annual general meeting will be held virtually on February 22, 2022. Stay tuned for a Zoom link.

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