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News articles from the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) include updates on CHC activities and issues impacting the horticultural sector.

Statistical Overview of the Canadian Vegetable Industry 2014

Apr 21, 2016

The Horticulture and Cross Sectoral Division of the Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is pleased to present the latest report: “Statistical Overview of the Canadian Vegetable Industry – 2014”. This report has been prepared by Samuel Gauthier. The report provides a comprehensive statistical overview of the vegetable industry statistics. It contains tables and charts about…

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Biosecurity standard for the fruit and tree nut industry now available

Apr 21, 2016

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

Apr 21, 2016

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-CPAC Consultation Work Plan 2016

Apr 7, 2016

1. PRVD2016-02 Methomyl Published: March 31 2016 PMRA Due Date: June 29, 2016 Technical Registrant: EI DuPont Canada Company 2. REV2016-06 Chlorothalonil Published: February 11, 2016 PMRA Due Date: Extended to June 10, 2016 Technical Registrant: Syngenta, Sipcam Agro, ADAMA 3. PVRD2016-13 Captan Published: March 31, 2016 PMRA Due Date: 90 days expected = June 29, 2016 (If the 90 day extension…

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Proposed Re-evaluation Decision for chlorothalonil

Mar 1, 2016

PMRA Re-evaluation Note, REV2016-06, Chlorothalonil, Amendment to the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has amended its Proposed Re-evaluation Decision for chlorothalonil PRVD2011-14 based on revised occupational and residential risk assessments with more information relevant to the potential effects of chlorothalonil on human health, particularly via dermal exposure. Based on the…

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RPCs A letter to produce suppliers from Loblaw

Feb 3, 2016

Dear Valued Produce Suppliers shipping to Loblaw in RPC’s Amended and effective April 23, 2015 This only applies to products that have been converted to RPC’s. Attached please find print specifications for Loblaws new 4”x2” RPC label format. This new format has been approved for use by CFIA effective April 27, 2012. The new format is designed for ease of…

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CHC Trophy awarded at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Feb 3, 2016

This year’s winner of the CHC Trophy awarded at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is Verger Francois et Luc Turcotte from La Côte-de-Beaupré et l’Île d’Orléans, Québec. The Royal Winter Fair National Apple Competition was resurrected in 2008 after a 44-year absence.  There are over 300,000 visitors from around the world to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair each year and…

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CHC Apple Working Group position on COOL tariffs

Feb 3, 2016

Canadian Apple farmers have deliberated the possible eventuality of tariffs on fresh apples from the United States and, while this position is not unanimous across all growing regions, there is majority support for the inclusion of apples on the list of products subject to retaliatory tariffs. Read the full letter

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University of Guelph releases 2016 Food Price Report

Feb 3, 2016

The average Canadian household paid an average of $325 more for food in 2015.  Lower crude oil prices, lower interest rates and a Canadian dollar that dropped $.14 in 2015 are all key factors. Also, important to fruit and vegetable prices in Canada is the fact that 81% of fruit and vegetables consumed in Canada are imported.  The University…

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PMC Releases February Biopesticide Project Status by Crop

Feb 3, 2016

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program’s has released their Biopesticide Project Status by Crop report from February 1, 2016 from the Pest Management Centre. Read the Report

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