Monthly Archives: December 2015

Can You Keep Spotted Wing Drosophila Out? – Exclusion Netting Trial

Shelby Jones – Agricultural Technician, OMAFRA Pam Fisher – Berry Crop Specialist, OMAFRA Contributor: Ellen Cole Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive vinegar fly that was first detected in Ontario in 2011. SWD attacks raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, … Continue reading

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Originally posted on onspecialtycrops:
Job Ad:     Student – Horticulture Assistant Organization:                        Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch:                 Economic Development…

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Eco-Scholar Program Ramps Up for 2016 Guelph Organic Conference!

The Eco-Scholar program is back for 2016, offering $2500 in honorariums!  If you are a registered student at a high school, community college or university (undergrad or grad), and are interested in making a career in organics, you are encouraged … Continue reading

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Guelph Organic Conference, 28-31 January, 2016

The Guelph Organic Conference “Where Farmers & Consumers Meet” is quickly approaching.  For information on workshops, special meetings and the organic trade show, please visit http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca Don’t miss the two OMAFRA workshops during the conference: Sat, Jan 30, 1:45-3:15pm: Analyzing … Continue reading

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Upcoming eOrganic Crop and Livestock Webinars

Organic growers may be interested in the following new eOrganic – eXtension webinars that focus on various organic crop and livestock topics: Crops: 16 Dec 2015: Nitrogen management in organic strawberries: challenges and approaches Nitrogen management is one of many … Continue reading

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Do you want to increase your crop yields by 10-15 per cent? Plant a windbreak!

Did you know that windbreaks: increase crop yield, improve soil moisture distribution over fields and reduce soil loss? provide shade and shelter for livestock? minimize spray drift and odours? decrease the amount of snow drift onto driveways and roads? enhance … Continue reading

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