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About Betty Summerhayes, OMAFRA, Technology Transfer Specialist

Technology Transfer Specialist, OMAFRA

VCR – Vegetable Crop Report – July 30th, 2020

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  

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Ontario Provides Additional Support for Farmers

News Release July 16, 2020 Government Delivers Early on Expanded Risk Management Program The Ontario government is expanding the Risk Management Program a year earlier than planned by $50 million for a total of $150 million annually. This funding supports … Continue reading

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Canada and Ontario Support Beef and Hog Farmers During COVID-19

Funding will cover increased costs, while redirecting surplus pork to those in need News Release: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs WOODSTOCK — The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $10 million in emergency assistance for … Continue reading

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Haskap Pruning Basics — onspecialtycrops

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 … Continue reading

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference Highlights Equipment Research

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/

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Field Crop Budgets – a planning tool for farmers

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. Budgets are provided for: … Continue reading

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Thank you for subscribing to the ONorganic blog. Help us to improve our service to you by providing feedback which will be used to direct our focus for the upcoming year. This should take about one minute of your time. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Small Scale Pig Production

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 … Continue reading

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Funding available under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

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 … Continue reading

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Feed Analysis ReportsExplained

Laboratory analyses of feeds provide the best indication of nutrient availability, allowing feeds to be utilized to their full potential. Reliable nutritional information is important to not only balance rations, but also allows ration balancing programs to determine the most … Continue reading

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