Archive for June 2016

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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Update on Consultation Responses to PMRA Proposed Re-evaluation Decisions

The CHC Crop Protection Advisory Committee (CPAC) continues to respond to the PMRA proposed re-evaluation decisions that have significant impact on fresh fruit and vegetable producers. The PMRA decisions propose either the discontinuation of all uses or severe limitations of remaining uses. Of particular concern is the proposal to discontinue or limit the use of…

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Agriculture Stream Fact Sheet: 10 Myths vs Reality

The Canadian Horticultural Council’s Labour Committee Executive has released a fact sheet to address some of the myths and misconceptions about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Agricultural Stream. The fact sheet, 10 Myths vs Reality, can be used by growers and member associations across Canada to speak in a coordinated voice about the Temporary Foreign Worker…

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Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 2 – Year 3 Reports to Industry on CHC Website

The third year of research for the Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 2 (Cluster 2) wrapped up on March 31, 2016, with many activities seeing positive progress and some early results. Researchers have prepared updates on their activities’ progress and we have now posted them online for apple and potato. The Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 2 is generously funded…

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CHC attends AAFC National Engagement Session for the Next Policy Framework

On June 9, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada hosted a national engagement session for organizations and associations representing growers and farmers affected by the Next Policy Framework to be launched in 2018.  The day-long session offered participants an opportunity to express what they see as currently working and areas for improvement in the upcoming framework.  The…

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Minor Use Pesticides Program Updates

Please note updates to the Minor Use Pesticides Program Project Status by Crop, Submissions and Registrations reports generated on June 2, 2016 The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program’s Biopesticide Project Status by Crop report from June 6, 2016. Project Status by Crop Submissions by Fiscal Year Registrations by Fiscal Year Progress Status Report for Biopesticide Projects…

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Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program Fact Sheet: 10 Myths vs Reality

The Canadian Horticultural Council’s Labour Committee Executive has released a fact sheet to address some of the myths and misconceptions about the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). The fact sheet, 10 Myths vs Reality, can be used by growers and member associations across Canada to speak in a coordinated voice about SAWP. “There are some…

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Agricultural Policy Framework consultations with industry taking place

Federal, provincial and territorial governments are currently working together to develop the next agricultural policy framework to be launched on April 1, 2018.  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is seeking feedback to better understand what parts of the current framework Growing Forward 2 are working well and what challenges could be addressed in the next framework.  Feedback may…

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10th Annual Greenhouse Competition releases registration form

The 10th Annual Greenhouse Competition will take place at the Leamington Fair from June 17 – 19. Here are this year’s categories: Beefsteak: This category is for standard beefsteak tomatoes. Smaller sized beefsteaks should be entered in the Specialty or Cocktail category. TOV/Cluster:  This category is for the larger on the vine tomatoes. Bite size…

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CHC presents on Bee Health to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture

On May 30, 2016, CHC Executive Vice-President Anne Fowlie presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on the issue of Bee Health Monitoring in Canada.  The Committee is currently studying the issue of bee health, and Ms. Fowlie’s presentation offered information on how “the plant science industry is committed to ensuring that…

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