2007 Belleville Regional Award Winners
East-Central Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers - Northumberland County
(Left to right: Ivan Moore; Kathy McKay; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky; Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi)
The East-Central Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers formed a strategic alliance to develop innovative technology that will help them compete in the wholesale market. Their fruit-tracker software will help growers meet domestic and international buyers' requirements for food safety and good agricultural practices. The system keeps grower records up-to-date, generates reports, analyzes pest management strategies and improves integrated pest management practices. It will provide Ontario's apple and berry growers with the necessary documentation on production practices to access North American and European markets. This innovation is helping Ontario to compete and stand out as a leader in providing the marketplace with safe, traceable apples and berries.
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