Archive for July 2017

New publications encourage Canadian honey bee health

The Bee Health Roundtable recently published two documents related to honey bee health: Canadian Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health is a useful manual for those interested in bee keeping. It covers a wide variety of topics, such as hive management, pest disease treatments, queen health, and bee nutrition. Planting Forage for Honey Bees in…

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Board of Directors hosts tour of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley

Government and industry representatives on CHC’s summer bus tour
Government and industry representatives on CHC’s summer bus tour

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) recently welcomed industry and government representatives on a tour of fruit and vegetable farms in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Tour participants visited several greenhouses, a farm market, an apple orchard, a vineyard, and a packing house cooperative. At each location, the group learned directly from the owners and the…

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FPT Ministers of Agriculture endorse the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada

Government of Canada website graphic

To support of economic opportunities and to protect human health and the environment, Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers of agriculture recently endorsed the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada. Over the last year, governments, industry, academia and others who play a role in plant and animal health came together to chart a…

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