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Confirmation of European Cherry Fruit Fly Detection in Ontario

CHC was informed by the CFIA  of the detection in Ontario European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi) (ECFF), a previously unknown pest to North America. The host plants of this pest are cherry species and species of the invasive wild honeysuckle plant (Lonicera sp.). The detection was associated with the submission to CFIA of a…

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Captan Re-evaluation Update

The CHC Crop Protection Advisory Committee submitted a response to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) Proposed Re-evaluation Decision for Captan (PRVD2016-13) on July 29, 2016. This response was based on the results of grower surveys that were distributed through the provincial CHC member organizations. Surveys were conducted in five crop sectors: pome fruit, tender…

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Mid-Summer Apple Meeting and Tour

The CHC Mid-Summer Apple Meeting was held on July 26 & 27, 2016 in Moncton, NB.  The event was hosted by the Apple Growers of NB. The industry meeting and orchard tour were well attended by apple growers and industry representatives from across the country. The working session included discussions on market situations and trends,…

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CHC Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Horticultural Council is pleased to announce that Rebecca Lee has accepted the position of Executive Director. Rebecca has significant experience in the industry.  Rebecca obtained her Bachelor in Science/Agriculture from McGill University, her Masters in Science from the University of Guelph and her Doctorate from Wageningen University in…

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CHC Summer Tour visits BC’s Lower Mainland

On July 7, CHC held its annual Summer Tour in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.  The day long tour brought together industry leaders, growers and Members of Parliament to explore and learn about various aspects of Canada’s horticulture industry. The tour’s first stop was Sunnyside Greenhouses where Sunnyside owners, Jos and Bram Moerman and Ray VanMarrewyk of…

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Captan Fungicide Grower Surveys

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has published a Proposed Re-evaluation Decision for CAPTAN fungicide (PRVD2016-13) (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_prvd2016-13/index-eng.php) which proposes to discontinue the use of, or limit the use of CAPTAN fungicide on many horticultural crops. To address the assumptions that the PMRA made in their CAPTAN risk assessments that resulted in unfavourable proposed decisions, grower…

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CHC seeks clarification on Integrity Audits

On June 16, 2015 CHC Labour Committee Chair, Murray Porteous, Co-Vice Chair Denis Hamel and CHC EVP, Anne Fowlie, met with Marc LeBrun Director General, Integrity Services Branch, Service Canada. The objective of the meeting was to gain clarity on the process relative to Integrity Audits for those employers engaging workers through the Temporary Foreign…

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CHC Greenhouse Committee hires resource

CHC Greenhouse Committee Chair, Linda Delli Santi, is pleased to announce the hiring of Julie Paillat as the National Coordinator, Greenhouse Vegetable Sector. Ms. Paillat holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agronomy) from the University of Manitoba and is a registered Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. In previous positions she…

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Pest Management Centre’s Pesticide Risk Reduction Program determines new biopesticide priorities

New biopesticide priorities determined The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program (PRRP) is pleased to announce that new biopesticide priorities for regulatory support have been determined as the result of merit analyses conducted on the seven candidate biopesticides identified by stakeholders at the 2016 Biopesticides and Minor Use Priority Setting Workshops. In consideration of the merit analyses…

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PMC: Updated Greenhouse Crop Profiles available

Updated national profiles for three greenhouse vegetable crops are now available. They can be accessed from the Government of Canada Publications web site via the links below, or can be requested through the Pest Management Centre’s Crop Profile web page. Cucumber Lettuce Pepper There are thirty-two crop profiles covering 38 crops created and maintained by the Pesticide…

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