July 2022 Newsletter

OPVG News - July 2022

OPVG Newsletter

July 2022 Edition

2022 OPVG Grower Field Day


Register now for the 2022 OPVG Grower Field Day, presented in collaboration with Bonduelle. There will be demonstration plots and research updates on a wide range of agronomic issues – weed and disease control, nitrogen sampling, herbicide efficacy trials and more.



Tuesday, July 12 in the London area

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: food truck lunch

1:00 - 3:00 pm: plot tours


Everyone is welcome. Pre-registration is required.

Click on the REGISTER NOW button 

and we'll forward location details.


 Please register by July 8 and include the names of those attending.


New research

looks at horticulture by-products


Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has a new report – Underutilized by-product streams from the Canadian horticulture value chain – that includes input by OPVG members. The research looked at by-products from the top seven fruits and vegetable crops in Canada by production volume – potatoes, apples, field tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, onions and carrots.


Researchers interviewed representatives across the horticulture value chain and food industry to identify underutilized by-products that are generated on farms, at packing houses and during processing.


Read the full report here.


A note about reporting crop damage

As the harvest season progresses, please remember that it’s the grower’s responsibility to report any damage as soon as it occurs – or if there is unharvested crop left in the field – by calling Agricorp. An adjuster may contact you for more information or to schedule an inspection of the damaged crops.


Do not abandon, destroy, replant, harvest or use damaged acreage for another purpose without Agricorp’s consent.


Given changes to our machine harvest cucumber contract, growers are now required to report acres and submit premiums directly to Agricorp, similar to hand harvest cucumber growers. Report acres to Agricorp when you are finished planting and an invoice will be generated for your premium. An adjuster will be in contact with you in the fall to collect your yield data. 


Agricorp can be reached at 1-888-247-4999. Please have your name and Agricorp ID ready when calling. If you need more info on production insurance, you can find it at www.agricorp.com.



For more information on all 2022 deadlines by crop, click here

Welcome back, Minister Thompson


OPVG congratulates Lisa Thompson

on her re-election in the June 2 provincial election,

and continued role as Minister of Agriculture, Food

and Rural Affairs. We look forward to her continued support for Ontario’s agri-food sector. 


Consumer campaign set for August

To showcase Ontario’s processing vegetable products, we’ve partnered with Fortinos – a division of Loblaw – for the Pick Ontario First campaign. It runs throughout August and is aimed at Toronto consumers. OPVG will be featured in store flyers, online newsletter and social media. A selection of Ontario-grown processed vegetable products will also be featured in Fortinos online shopping cart.


Grab some great shots

4th annual OPVG photo contest


The annual OPVG photo contest is on. We’re looking for shots that showcase Ontario’s processing vegetable sector and the people who produce these valuable commodities. Winning photos received a cash prize, and will be featured in OPVG marketing and promotional material, including social media.


  • Four categories: Our Farm Families, Something to Admire, Field to Fork,  Best Overall
  • Prizes: $175 for winning photo in each category
  • Deadline: December 31, 2022


The contest is open to everyone, you don’t need to be an OPVG member. So, grab your phone and capture the best of the 2022 season.


Full details are available here.

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