Tag Archives: Crops

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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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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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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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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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) 2016

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be taking place from 17-18 February, 2016 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. This year’s program has a number of sessions of general interest for organic growers such as Frost … Continue reading

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Testing Feeds: A Recurrent Procedure for Animal Performance and Well-being

Analyzing Feed Test your feed. You have heard it over and over again. But do you do it enough? To some degree it is the results of the report that can indicate how often, or not, you should sample your … Continue reading

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Changes to The Canadian Organic Standards – An Essential Update

The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) will be hosting a second round of webinars in February to bring people up to speed on the changes to the Canadian Organic Standards: “The revised Canadian Organic Standards were released Wednesday, November 25, 2015. … Continue reading

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