Archive for May 2017

New phytosanitary requirements for Ontario cherries

european cherry fruit fly
In 2016, European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi L.), a regulated pest to Canada, was detected for the first time in Canada. This insect was found in association with invasive honeysuckle in southern Ontario. Photo: ©entomart

Effective June 1st, 2017, fresh cherries produced in Ontario will be prohibited from moving into British Columbia, and must be certified free from European cherry fruit fly before being moved to other provinces in Canada. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has also prohibited fresh cherries produced in Ontario from entering the United States.…

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Agriculture Minister and AgGrowth Coalition discuss review of Business Risk Management programs

Members of the AgGrowth Coalition with Minister MacAulay.
Members of the AgGrowth Coalition with Minister MacAulay.

On May 9, 2017, Alvin Keenan, President of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), Rebecca Lee, Executive Director, and Mark Wales, Chair of CHC’s Business Risk Management Committee, joined other members of Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition in a meeting with Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The meeting participants discussed a joint industry-government review…

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Health Canada approves herbicide glyphosate

Government of Canada website graphic

Health Canada has published the final re-evaluation decision on glyphosate. Following a rigorous science-based assessment, Health Canada has determined that when used according to the label, products containing glyphosate are not a concern to human health and the environment. Glyphosate, marketed under brand names such as RoundupTM and VisionTM, is a common herbicide that is…

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