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Prowl H20 Hits The Market

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

There is a new herbicide to help control weeds for Canadian field tomato growers.


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There is a new herbicide to help control weeds for Canadian field tomato growers.

It would be used in transplant production on mineral soils.

BASF has received a minor use label expansion for Prowl H-2-O herbicide for these growers as well as those growing dry common beans.

Prowl H2O is currently registered for use on other horticultural crops such as carrots and bulb and green onions along with several other crops including field corn, soybeans, kidney and snap beans.

The herbicide controls annual grasses and select broadleaf weeds.

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Farms took home anywhere from $5,000 to $75,000 recently when the province gave out its annual agri-food innovation awards.

In total, 55 awards were given out with most going to operations in Western Ontario.

Top prize the Premier's award of $75,000, went to Hamilton Region's Greenbelt Microgreens.

The $50,000 Minister's award went to SunPillar Inc. in Peel Region.

Moyer's Apple Products in Niagara region took home $25,000 for their innovations in crop sanitization.

While Andrew Campbell, the Fresh Air Farmer of Middlesex County, took home $25,000 for his "Dinner Starts Here" audiovisual series.

Twelve Western Ontario and Southern Ontario farms took home awards of $5,000 each including..

Par-Chier Farms Ltd., in Huron County, a 1,000-head dairy goat farm, run by Jim and Sylvia Parish, and David and Kirsten Passchier.

and Wylie Mycologicals Ltd., in Grey County, an organic operation run by Bill Wylie that grows all kinds of specialty mushrooms.


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