Archive for July 2016

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) (https://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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