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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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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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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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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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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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FREE Online Tutorials to Help You Use the Agricultural Information Atlas!

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) developed a series of tutorials to help you use the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on a range of topics – from the basics of navigating through … Continue reading

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