Canada

Patrick Mills joins Idaho Potato Commission in retail

With more than 25 years of produce industry experience under his belt, Patrick Mills has joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as retail promotion director for the West/Canada following the retirement of Kent Beesley. “I’ve... more »

U.S., Canada agree to coordinate responses to plant health threats

U.S. and Canadian agriculture officials recently signed a bilateral agreement to enhance coordination of plant protection activities on both sides of the border. Mark Davidson, deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection... more »

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 »

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