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PMA cancels Fresh Summit due to Hurricane Ida

The Produce Marketing Association has cancelled the in-person event in New Orleans, Louisiana that was scheduled for October 28-30. The city is still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Ida and now remnants of tropical storm Nicholas.  

Ontario apple crop down about 15 per cent

Plentiful July rain and sunny August days have contributed to sweetness and flavour in the 2021 Ontario apple crop. That said, the crop will be down about 15 per cent due to spring frosts according to Cathy McKay, chair of Ontario Apple Growers. 

Mucci Farms expands to west coast

Kingsville-Ontario greenhouse grower, Mucci Farms, is entering an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling in Camarillo, California. 

BC cranberry harvest underway

September 15th kicked off the annual harvest says Kalpna Solanki, chair of the BC Cranberry Marketing Commission. Most of the crop is transformed into Craisins, an Ocean Spray product. 

Veltyma fungicide registered for potatoes

BASF Canada has received registration for a fungicide with new active ingredient Revysol for broad spectrum control against foliar diseases such as early blight, black dot and brown spot in potatoes.  It will be available for the 2022 growing season. 

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