Reblogged from ONvegetables.
The VCR (vegetable crop report) is a weekly update which includes crop updates, weather and growing degree summaries for various vegetable growing regions across Ontario. Continue Reading VCR – Vegetable Crop Report – July 30th, 2020
Funding will cover increased costs, while redirecting surplus pork to those in need
WOODSTOCK — The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $10 million in emergency assistance for beef and hog farmers. The funding will help cover the increased costs of feeding market ready cattle and hogs due to COVID-19 related processing delays, while redirecting surplus pork products to help those in need. This program will help ensure the country’s food supply chain will remain strong and ready to recover as the economy gradually and safely reopens.
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Originally posted to onspecialtycrops by Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist
Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase yields and fruit quality while improving plant vigour and harvesting efficiency. In Ontario, pruning usually […]
via Haskap Pruning Basics — onspecialtycrops
Check out the videos of new weeding and harvesting equipment on the ONVegetables blog. https://onvegetables.com/2020/02/21/highlights-from-ofvc-and-glexpo/
The 2020 Field Crop Budgets are now available here Field Crop Budgets. These crop budgets are a tool for estimating expenses. The sample costs are only a guide to illustrate a method of preparing your projections.
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Whether you already have pigs or are looking to get started, this course will teach the basics of housing, management, nutrition and health for your small scale pig herd. Get the information you need to meet requirements for PigTrace (Canada’s national hog traceability program), the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs and biosecurity. Register today.
When: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
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Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada launched a call for applications to environmental funding programs, including funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative.
For funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, applications are now being accepted until March 3, 2020 for all priorities, with the exception of the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority. Applications for projects that support the engaging Indigenous Peoples priority will be accepted until March 17, 2020.
To learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection/funding.
Great Lakes Protection Initiative
The goal of the Great Lakes Protection Initiative is to target the most significant environmental challenges affecting Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health by delivering on Canada’s commitments under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
To assist in achieving this goal, Environment and Climate Change Canada is making funding available to support action by others to:
- Restore Areas of Concern: Supporting action at the local level to restore water quality and aquatic ecosystem health by implementing projects identified in Areas of Concern Remedial Action Plans.
- Prevent toxic and nuisance algae: Increasing participation in the application of phosphorus load reduction measures by demonstrating innovative approaches and best practices and promoting broad uptake and application.
- Reduce releases of harmful chemicals: Increasing participation in the application of beyond-compliance measures to reduce releases of chemicals of mutual concern by developing, implementing, assessing and promoting use of innovative approaches.
- Engage Indigenous Peoples in addressing Great Lakes issues: Enhancing Indigenous capacity to address Great Lakes issues through projects that engage Indigenous peoples at the community level.
For general information on the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection.html.