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CFIA greenhouse biosecurity guide now available

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and sector organizations, including the Canadian Horticultural Council, has released a voluntary biosecurity guide for producers in the greenhouse vegetable sector. The guide supports the National Voluntary Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Sectors that was released in March 2016. The…

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Biosecurity standard for the fruit and tree nut industry now available

The CanadianFood Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and partner organizations, such as the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), has developed a new voluntary biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada’s fruit and tree nut industry from plant pests and diseases. The standard for the fruit tree and nut industry: provide guidelines for biosecurity, including prevention…

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Biosecurity Standard for the Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Industries now available

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and industry organizations, such as the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), has completed a new voluntary biosecurity standard to help protect Canada’s greenhouse, nursery and floriculture sectors from plant pests. This voluntary standard will: provide guidelines for biosecurity, including prevention and integrated pest management; promote a consistent approach for…

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CHC provides support for the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Fruit and Tree Nut Industries

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) on behalf of Canadian fruit producers has provided its support for the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Fruit and Tree Nut Industries.  Likewise, the CHC on behalf of Canadian greenhouse producers has provided its support for the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture sectors.  CHC, through representation on the Biosecurity…

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Virus Threat – Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

There is a new virus threat that has brought concerns to tomato and pepper growers in Canada. The Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) was first detected in 2014 and since then, more recent detections have occurred in Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, Mexico, and the United States (California). Information on the virus is…

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Canadian Potato Council

Canadian Potato Council Chair: John Bareman (AB) Vice-Chair: Brenda Simmons (PE) View member organizations The Canadian Potato Council (CPC) represents Canada’s nearly 1300 potato producers, who collectively generate farm gate value of approximately $1.1 billion annually. The activities of the Canadian Potato Council (CPC) are supported by member provincial potato grower organizations. The CPC has elected representation from grower organizations of…

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Publications Publications by the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) are listed below. Annual Reports The Farm Game Comic Presentations to House of Commons and Senate Standing Committees Biosecurity Standards and Guides Climate Change Late Blight Potato promotion Statistics Research Annual Reports The Farm Game Comic Canadian farmers are under an ever-increasing amount of pressure due to…

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Environment While focused on reducing emissions and promoting environmentally sustainable production practices, the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) works to ensure the federal government understands the impact of carbon pricing on our industry’s competitiveness and potential for growth, especially with regard to the greenhouse sector. Greenhouse growers have developed innovative ways to recycle the carbon they…

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Crop Protection

Crop Protection Fruit and vegetable growers rely on a wide range of crop protection strategies, such as integrated pest management plans and government-approved pesticides, to ensure the health of crops, the safety of Canadians, and Canada’s overall food security. Plant health, biosecurity and up-to-date pest risk assessments are all key components to market access and…

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CHC Greenhouse Committee Updates

Joint AAFC-CFIA-MAS Organics Industry Meeting CHC representatives met with representative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Market Access Secretariat (MAS) together with several other national organic industry representatives on September 9, 2016 to discuss the on-going negotiations of organic equivalency arrangements of key trading partners. The equivalency arrangements…

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