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Critical Temperatures for Tree Fruit Buds

ONfruit Temperatures are predicted to drop down to temperatures that are critical for bud survival in parts of the tree fruit producing areas of the province. I have heard reports that apples are at silver tip and even green tip and … Continue reading

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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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Call for Abstracts: 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference

From the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada: Excitement is building for the upcoming 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference, which will be held from September 19-21 in Montréal-Longueuil, QC. With two days of conference sessions featuring international and Canadian researchers presenting … Continue reading

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Summary of Ontario Custom Farmwork Rates charged in 2015 now available online

ONvegetables Survey results of rates charged in 2015 by 220 Ontario custom farmwork operators are summarized on a provincial basis and also by 6 smaller regional areas. Where available the provincial average 2012 rates are also listed. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/busdev/2015customrates.htm View original … Continue reading

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IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2016

ONvegetables Here are the currently scheduled IPM scout workshops available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. Introduction to IPM April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Conference … 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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Standards Interpretation Committee: New comment period March 7-April 7, 2016

From the Organic Federation of Canada: Below are proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30 day comment period. All comments regarding these answers should … Continue reading

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Biocontrols for berry growers

ONfruit Improving the potential for successful biocontrol strategies on strawberry and raspberry farms.  Tuesday March 8, 2016 Springfield Golf and Country Club, Guelph 9:00 am-4:00 pm View original post 161 more words

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Selling Food to Ontario Workshops – March 2 & 3, 2016

Ministry specialists in business management, business development, food regulation and food safety can help business owners and managers learn more about different sales channels and how they work so participants can ultimately decide if there is an untapped sales channel … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program!

ONvegetables Have you developed and implemented a unique product or process that helps foster innovation in Ontario’s agriculture and food sector? If so, you could be eligible to receive one of the following awards from the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food … Continue reading

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