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The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) is a non-profit grower organization for producers of tomatoes, green peas, sweet corn, green and wax beans, cucumbers, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lima beans, peppers, pumpkin and squash for the canning, freezing and pickling industry. More detail regarding our organization and its functions can be found throughout our web site.

Latest News

August 23, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The August 23rd edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
August 18, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The August 18th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
August 04, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The August 4th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
July 26, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 26th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
July 13, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The July 13th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
July 12, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 12th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Items of interest include late blight, a tomato tour in North Kent and an OMAFRA Soil Workshop. Read More
July 06, 2016
Cucumber Downy Mildew Confirmed in Kent County, Ontario
See the article by following the link below. Read More
July 06, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 5th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 28, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The June 28th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 22, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The June 22nd edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
June 22, 2016
2016 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumbers
The 2016 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumbers is now available. Read More
June 16, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The June 16th issue of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
June 14, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The June 14th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 08, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The June 8th edition of Hort Matters in now available. Read More
June 01, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The June 1st Hort Matters newsletter is now available. Read More
May 31, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 31st edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 24, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 24th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 18, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The May 18th Hort Matters Newsletter is now available. Read More
May 17, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 17th edition of ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 10, 2016
ONvegetables
The May 10th edition of ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 05, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The May 5th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
May 03, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 3rd edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
April 26, 2016
OMFRA ONvegetables
The April 26th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available Read More
April 22, 2016
Grower Survey on Tomato Bacterial Disease Results
Please see the attached summary of the results of the grower survey on tomato bacterial disease. Read More
April 21, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The April 21st issue of Hort Matters newsletter is now available. Read More
April 18, 2016
Attention Growers: Soil Fumigant Inspections - Spring 2016
The MOECC wants everyone to use soil fumigants correctly and safely. To encourage this, the board has been told that they will be conducting inspections this spring of growers using soil fumigants in the southwest region. Read More
April 08, 2016
Crop Insurance for Green Peas, Green and Wax Beans, Lima Beans and Sweet Corn
Agricorp has prepared a slide presentation outlining the basics of crop insurance for processing peas, beans and corn. Topics covered include bypass and production claims, the unseeded acreage benefit and reseed benefit. Read More
April 05, 2016
Food Safety
Several months ago, all growers would have received from the OPVG, a brief note reviewing the issue of food safety in a processing vegetable context, accompanied by a letter from food safety expert, Dr. Doug Powell. At the risk of restating the obvious, the science has not changed. The “processing” step in preserving canned, frozen and pickled vegetables destroys any pathogens present. Read More
April 05, 2016
Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Integrity Tools
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has recently released an overview of the processes used to assess employer compliance with the requirements of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Read More
April 05, 2016
Bonduelle Videos
Bonduelle has created an excellent series of short videos regarding processing vegetable production, focussing on their operations here in Ontario. Read More
April 04, 2016
Licence fees and levies - 2016
Licence fees and levies for the 2016 crop have been established. Read More
March 11, 2016
Green & Wax Bean & Lima Bean Agreements Reached
Agreements have been reached with Bonduelle for the 2016 green and wax bean and lima bean crops. Prices are unchanged for 2016. Read More
March 08, 2016
Carrot Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle and Campbell’s for the 2016 crop of carrots for processing. Read More
March 04, 2016
PMRA’s proposal to restrict the use pattern for chlorothalonil
The following letter has been sent by the OPVG to PMRA in response to PMRA’s proposal to restrict the use pattern for chlorothalonil. Growers are also encouraged to submit their own comments to PMRA at pmra.publications@hc-sc.gc.ca. Read More
March 02, 2016
2016 Tomato Agreement
Agreement was reached with Sun-Brite Foods Inc., ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. and Highbury Canco Corporation Read More
February 23, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The February 23rd edition of OMAFRA Onvegetables is now available. Read More
February 22, 2016
Sweet Corn Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2016 crop of sweet corn for processing. Read More
February 22, 2016
Pea Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2016 crop of green peas. Prices will increase in all tenderometer categories by 2%. Read More
February 16, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The February 16th issues of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
February 09, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The February 9th issues of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
December 22, 2015
Darren Robinson - Distinguished Achievement Award in Research
At the recent 70th annual meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS) in Indianapolis, Dr. Darren Robinson, associate professor with plant agriculture, received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Research. Read More
December 15, 2015
Interest Free and Low Interest Cash Advances on Fall Seeded Crops, Greenhouse Floriculture/vegetable Crops, and Stored Crops Now Available
Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) announced that the application window is open for cash advances on all fall seeded crops, greenhouse floriculture and vegetable crops, and Christmas trees. Producers looking for an advance on stored crops and livestock are also available. Read More
November 17, 2015
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The November 17th issue of ONvegetables is now available. Read More
July 03, 2015
California Agreement Means Ontario Tomato Prices Finalized
May 08, 2015
Nematode Survey - Tomato Growers Needed
A tomato nematode research project has begun, led by Dr. Katerina Jordan of the University of Guelph, Cheryl Trueman at University of Guelph, Ridgetown and Janice LeBoeuf at OMAFRA. They are preparing to start sampling for nematodes and want to let growers know of the opportunity to have their fields sampled for nematodes. Read More

Upcoming Events

Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference
The 2017 Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference will take place at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in London, Ontario January 31 - February 1, 2017. Read More
FarmSmart - Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Field Crops Tour - September 7th
After one of the driest growing seasons on record, are you wondering what options there are to manage through anticipated future droughts? Water is the most limiting input into crop productivity and, as a result, impacts the use efficiency of all your other crop inputs. Join other interested farmers and advisors on a tour of Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) installations for grain crop production. Tour three installations that show the potential of these systems to mitigate the impacts of dry we Read More

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