Category Archives: Crops

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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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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Guelph Organic Conference and Tradeshow

Don’t miss the Guelph Organic Conference. Over 40 Workshops: Jan 23 – 26, 2020. Free Trade Show: Jan 25 – 26, 2020 at the Guelph University Centre, Guelph ON. Conference Website  

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Vegetable Crop Report – May 23, 2019

Reblogged from ONvegetables Blog  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. Read the full post at: VCR – Vegetable Crop Report – May … Continue reading

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The 2018 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence is Open for Applications

The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program recognizes outstanding agriculture and agri-food related innovators including producers, processors, and agri-food organizations. The objectives of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program are to: Recognize and encourage innovators in the … Continue reading

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Do you have a water contingency plan?

In 2016, many areas of the province saw very warm and dry conditions, and many wells were still dry leading into the winter. In other years, like the start to the 2017 growing season, the province experienced periods of excessive … Continue reading

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Standards Interpretation Committee Comment Period (July 4 – August 4, 2016)

From the Organic Federation of Canada: Standards Interpretation Committee: Questions and Answers Regarding National Standards for Organic Agriculture Below are proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a … Continue reading

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