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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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Forecasting Frost Events – Comparison of Weather Forecast Sites

Originally posted on onspecialtycrops:
Frost events have been increasing in recent years and growers of a wide range of crops have been implementing different frost mitigation measures to protect their crops. For some frost mitigation strategies, reliable forecasts beyond the…

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Agriculture Youth Green Jobs Initiative

Originally posted on onspecialtycrops:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced funding under the Agriculture Youth Green Jobs Initiative. The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will help fund internships for post-secondary graduates working in the agriculture industry. These internships would include activities…

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Webinar – Weed Management in Organic Cropping Systems, 7 June 2016

Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology National Technology Support Centers 7 June, 2016 3:00 pm Eastern Time Join this webinar (Weed Management in Organic Cropping Systems) to learn about the methods of weed control commonly … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts Extended: 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference

From the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada/Organic Science Cluster II: The Call for Abstracts for the upcoming 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference has been extended! The deadline for abstract submission for consideration for an oral or poster presentation is now … Continue reading

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Hops IPM Training this Friday

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