Canada

New product approved for mosaic tomato plant virus

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently approved a novel new crop protectant, Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906. The new inoculant, branded PMV-01, is a mild form of the Pepino mosaic tomato plant... more »

Canada to invest $18 million in pulse crop research

On Sept. 11, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced a federal investment of up to $11.1 million to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers' and Pulse Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. Pulse crops grown... more »

Soil enrichment enables vegetable production in remote far north

A Canadian project has concluded that a soil-enriching method makes it possible to build a reliable, sustainable vegetable production in remote northern communities. On Sept. 4, while speaking at the Sahtu Secretariat Inc. and Sahtu... more »

Greenbelt Microgreens recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Ottawa-based Greenbelt Greenhouse recalled some of its microgreens products from store shelves Aug. 25. The two products recalled were Broccoli Microgreens, and Spicy Microgreen Mix, both sold in 75-gram packages under the Greenbelt Microgreens brand.... more »

Canadians invest $8.3M in organics

Organic agriculture is rooted in innovation! Minister MacAulay met with organic producers in the Shuswap at Wild Flight Farm today to announce important investments. #GrowingCdnAg #CdnAgPartnership pic.twitter.com/PW17m5Er3y — AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) August 24, 2018 On... more »

Canadian researchers seek disease-resistant greenhouse vegetables

The Canadian government on Thursday announced funding to support genetic researchers including a University of Toronto project seeking disease-resistant greenhouse vegetables. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $6.7 million in federal funding for seven... more »

University of Guelph’s new asparagus hybrids survive tough season

Canadian-bred asparagus hybrids are showing good resistance to an unseasonably warm May in Northern Europe. Guelph Eclipse and Guelph Equinox, the newest commercial asparagus hybrids to be bred at the University of Guelph in Canada... more »

McCain invests in TruLeaf vertical farm tech

McCain Foods Limited has strategically invested in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a Canadian agricultural technology company. TruLeaf has developed proprietary indoor vertical farming technology to grow high-quality greens sustainably year-round. Since its inception in 2011, TruLeaf gathered... more »

Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation funding announced

An investment of over $175,000 to the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) in providing services to Canadian buyers and sellers of fresh fruits and vegetables, was announced by Member of Parliament for Niagara... more »

Truly Green Farms gets $3.7M tech investment

The Canadian government on Monday, Sept. 11 announced up to $3.7 million of financing for a project that will pipe waste heat and CO2 to Truly Green Farms, a tomato producer in Chatham, Ontario. Truly... more »

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