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Call Before You Cut

Municipalities are responsible for developing their own by-laws. Your municipality may have passed by-laws that determine if you can remove a tree from your land or woodlot. These by-laws may include conditions that affect how you carry out the work, … Continue reading

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Nutrient Application: Timing Matters

There’s a right time for everything. Every year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) receives calls about winter spreading. Long, cold winters that come after a wet fall and/or late harvest tend to make winter spreading … Continue reading

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Are you waste wise?

Disposing of non-nutrient agricultural waste responsibly needs to be a year-round effort. Burning and burying non-nutrient agricultural waste can pollute the air, contaminate water and can have other potential harmful impacts on the environment, which can harm people and livestock. … 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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Organic Master Gardener Course Presented by COG

Do you love eating organic? Have you always wanted to grow your own food and ornamental gardens? Then the Organic Master Gardener Course is for you! This fall, Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is expanding the Organic Master Gardeners Course to … Continue reading

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Do you want to increase crop yields and reduce soil erosion?

Originally posted on ONturf:
Windbreaks can increase crop yields up to 15 per cent, more than making up for the amount of land they use. How? Windbreaks improve a field’s microclimate by reducing wind speeds, increasing temperatures and reducing the…

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OMAFRA Welcomes Thomas Ferguson, Forage & Grazier Specialist

Thomas recently joined the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) as the Forage and Grazier Specialist. Thomas is based in the province’s Lindsay office. Through experience in the agricultural service industry and as a Certified Crop Advisor, … Continue reading

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