Category Archives: Resources

The Many Benefits of Using Windbreaks

Although we had a mild winter this year, Ontario winters are typically cold and bring a lot of snow. Plan ahead and plant a windbreak before next winter – windbreaks are an effective way to trap snow and prevent snow … Continue reading

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OMAFRA Welcomes Weed Management Lead

Welcome to Mackenzie Lespérance, OMAFRA Weed Management Lead.  Mackenzie will be happy to assist both organic and conventional growers with any questions related to weed management in horticultural cropping systems.

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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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Revision of the Canadian Organic Standards

The revised Canadian Organic Standards are now available as a free download on the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) website.  Standards revision took place from 2013-2015 and included updates to: NSC CAN/CGSB 32.310, Organic Production Systems – General principles and … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK! “Housefly Control in Poultry Barns!”

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has developed a new book, “House Fly Control in Poultry Barns,” that describes integrated pest management practices for fly control. It outlines ways that you can tailor fly control strategies … Continue reading

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Consider On-Farm Food Safety Projects for the Nov 16-Dec 7 GF2 Intake

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Canadian Organic Standards Review – Final Version Now Available

The final versions of the Canadian Organic Standards are now available on the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC) website: General principles and management standards: CAN/CGSB-32.310 – Sept. 2015 http://organicfederation.ca/sites/documents/0032-0310-000-EN-NE0-0016%20sept%202015_0.pdf Permitted substances lists: CAN/CGSB-32.311 – Sept. 2015 http://organicfederation.ca/sites/documents/0032-0311-000-EN-NE0-0016%20sept%202015.pdf According to the OFC, the … Continue reading

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