Must-Grow Biologics Corp is an agricultural biotech company developing and commercializing a portfolio of natural, science-based bio-pesticides and bio-fertility products. The company has finalized its advanced liquid formulation of a mustard-derived ‘granule format’ bio-pesticide product.
The 28th annual Ontario Produce Marketing Association Gala shone a light on four of the industry’s brightest and best on November 15. One of them was Steve Bamford who won the Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year Award.
Passionate and politic – that’s the best way to describe this year’s crop of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture who competed at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 2. This year’s senior champion was Ellie Stauffer from Alberta. The junior champion was also an Albertan: Ryley Mappin.
Farm and Food Care Ontario announced its Canadian charity status at its 12th annual Harvest Gala. It’s an important milestone for the organization that’s been building public trust for more than 30 years.
United Fresh 2019 offers a glimpse into the future with a TEC Zone featuring 24 top ag tech start-up companies. One of those is Montreal-based Motorleaf, which uses artificial intelligence to automate harvest yield estimates and disease scouting in tomato and pepper greenhouses.
Hazel Technologies Inc., based in Salinas, California, has developed a small, biodegradable and food-safe insert to extend the shelf life of a carton of fresh fruit. Now the post-harvest sachet is being launched for one of the most challenging fruits to keep fresh – cherries.
The Canadian Agri-Marketing Association recognized CropLife Canada’s outreach activities with three awards in its annual competition on November 14. One was for its Real Farm Lives video series. Shane, Gail and son Kyle Ardiel, apple growers at Clarksburg, Ontario were one farm subject.
Two companies in Norfolk County -- ‘Ontario’s garden’ -- have received cost-share funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program to boost their businesses. They are Pristine Gourmet and Norfolk Fruit Growers.