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May 2021

Recent news

Pest Management Centre - New, first time Integrated Pest Management A priority determined


The Pest Management Centre (PMC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Integrated Pest Management (IPM) priority project, which will be implemented next year and coordinated by the PMC’s Pesticide Risk Reduction and the Minor Use Pesticide teams. 

The project will aim to co-develop, evaluate and demonstrate a promising integrated system that combines a variety of available pest control options in the toolbox, including conventional and non-conventional products and practices, into an environmentally sound and economically viable management approach for the target pest and crop. Watch for more information as the project moves forward.

IYPH - NAPPO success stories


As the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) will be officially complete in July, and will result in the disbandment of the NAPPO IYPH Expert Group (EG), the NAPPO Secretariat wanted to take this opportunity to not only thank the members of the IYPH EG but also showcase their contributions towards promoting the IYPH through a series of NAPPO Success Stories. 
 
It is our hope that you will find the time to read these excellent articles which highlight plant health topics such as ePhyto, pest free areas, forest pests and seed health.
 
IYPH success stories

Farm financial fluency training program


Farm Management Canada and MNP will host and deliver six Farm Financial Fluency training programs from October 2021 to March 2022, specifically designed to help producers understand, interpret, and use financial tools including balance sheets, financial statements, cash flow, budgets and financial plans. Producers will learn how their financial information can be organized for quick and easy analysis and interpretation and how to use basic financial tools to calculate their financial position, options and explore what-if scenarios. Participants will be better equipped to have progressive discussions and planning sessions when working with their lenders, accountants and financial advisors. 
 
Learn more

World Food Safety Day 2021


World Food Safety Day will be celebrated on June 7, 2021, as part of the United Nations global awareness strategy, which aims to help prevent, detect and manage food-borne risks contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.

Attend a virtual event on June 3, 2021 12-1:30 AM EST. 

The event will focus on the holistic “One Health” approach for food safety, which recognizes the connection between the health of people, animals and the environment and the impact on food safety.
 
Learn more and register
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Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) AgriHR Toolkit 

Through the Canadian Horticultural Council’s partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, our members have free access to the AgriHR Toolkit. This resource is designed to address the unique needs of the agriculture industry. Based on years of research and field testing conducted in Canada and internationally, this toolkit offers everything you need to improve your people management skills and develop key resources to help you find, retain, and support your employees. To access it, simply set up an account using the Coupon Code: HORTtoolkit.

COVID-19 Information Centre

We are continuing to work with commodity and regional representatives, as well as with other agriculture industry organizations, to reduce the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on our sector. Visit CHC's COVID-19 Information Centre webpage for the latest information, updates and links for resources for producers and industry representatives.

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