Author Archives: Sean Westerveld

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA

Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) Risk Management Workshop

Developed by Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition The Ontario Lavender Association will be hosting a Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) certification course over two sessions on Saturday Feb 6 and Saturday Feb 13. Growers of all specialty … Continue reading

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Summer Student Research Assistant Positions in Simcoe

Job Posting: Student- Summer Research AssistantOrganization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural AffairsDivision/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development BranchJo… Source: Summer Student Research Assistant Positions in Simcoe

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Pesticide Resistance Management – Lunch and Learn Series

Lunch and Learn Series for fruit, vegetable and specialty crops Presented by OMAFRA horticulture specialists: Hannah Fraser – Entomologist, Katie Goldenhar – Pathologist, Kristen Obeid – Weed Management This series on pesticide resistance management is to give field growers with … Continue reading

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management, Hops, Hops Pest Management, Industrial and Misc. Crops, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Pest Management | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program: Additional Funding

On May 14, 2020 the ministry announced the launch of the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers.   The government has recently announced an additional $11.6 M in funding. Many producers made pro-active improvements to workplace safety in light of Covid-19, which is … Continue reading

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Poast Ultra Herbicide Registered for Use on Basil

By Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for POAST® ULTRA Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on basil (fresh and dried) in Canada. … Continue reading

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Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting – Dec. 2

The Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting will continue this year as a Zoom meeting. This is an opportunity to discuss the production issues over the past year, establish research priorities for the coming year and to prioritize products for the minor use … Continue reading

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