Archive for August 2016

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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