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IFTA Summer Tour: A review of Day 2

Participants in the International Fruit Tree Association’s Summer Tour in Nova Scotia visited a variety of growers of apples, other fruit, vegetables and even livestock. On the second day of the tour, July 25, the... more »

IFTA Summer Tour: A review of Day 1

The International Fruit Tree Association’s Summer Tour of orchards in Nova Scotia came on the heels of heavy late-July rains in parts of the Canadian Province, but attendees were treated to fine weather and roads... more »

IFTA extends registration for Nova Scotia tour

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) has extended the registration period for its 2023 Summer Tour to Nova Scotia, Canada. The new registration deadline is July 7 for the tour, set for July 23-25. Registration... more »

Apple grower Brian Gilroy joins Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame

Apple grower Brian Gilroy, a past chairman of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetables Growers Association (OFVGA), is the newest member of the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame. Gilroy, who grows apples in the Meaford, Ontario,... more »

U.S., Canada agree to coordinate responses to plant health threats

U.S. and Canadian agriculture officials recently signed a bilateral agreement to enhance coordination of plant protection activities on both sides of the border. Mark Davidson, deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection... more »

Ontario fruit growers get $475,000 for research

Canadian officials recently promised an investment of up to $476,908 for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.... more »

Canadian blueberries get a registered plant growth regulator

NutriAg recently introduced SproutMax, which it's calling one of the first plant growth regulator (PGR) products available in Canada for blueberries. The technology in SproutMax speeds up the filling process in new fields, reducing the... more »

Ontario apple growers featured in documentary series

The Ardiel family of Apple Springs Orchards in Clarksburg, Ontario, will be one of the three farms featured on Real Farm Lives, a documentary web series that aims to challenge misperceptions Canadians have about agriculture. In... more »

Firms invest in Virosoft owner BioTEPP

Filaction, a Quebec development fund, and Natural Products Canada (NPC), a national not-for-profit focussed on natural products companies, recently announced an investment in BioTEPP, a Canadian biotechnology company with an innovative product for controlling codling... more »

Bilingual Quinn Farm draws 100K visitors a year

Quinn Farm is also known as La Ferme Quinn. Located about 20 miles from Montreal and 40 miles from the U.S. border, the proprietors are fully bilingual. “I was brought up by a French mum... more »

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