Author Archives: Jim Todd

Axxe Bio-Herbicide Now Registered for use on Field Grown Cannabis and Industrial Hemp

Axxe is a bio-herbicide used for contact spray control or burndown of weeds and grasses for food crops, field crops, pastures, ornamentals, turf, landscapes, interiorscapes, greenhouses, and non-crop areas on farmsteads.  The usage label has recently been expanded to include … Continue reading

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Timing of Pollen Shed for Industrial Hemp Grown in Southern Ontario

Timing of Pollen Shed for Industrial Hemp Grown in Southern Ontario When growing industrial hemp as a source of cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), the common practice is to plant only female plants.  This can be done by transplanting female plants … Continue reading

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Health Canada is seeking feedback from the cannabis industry on a financial relief proposal.

The following information is from a communication I received from Health Canada that should be of interest to all Canadian licenced cannabis producers. Health Canada recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created exceptional challenges that are being felt across the … Continue reading

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New Product Registrations for Suppression of Powdery Mildew on Field-Grown Cannabis and Hemp in Canada

Cyclone and Lacto-san fungicide and bactericide labels expanded via Minor Use Program for suppression of powdery mildew on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the … Continue reading

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Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide Approved for use on Field Grown Cannabis and Industrial Hemp

Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide label expanded via Minor Use Program for control of box tree moth on boxwood and caterpillar pests on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency … Continue reading

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The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative (OBPC), Annual General Meeting (AGM)

On March 12, 2020, The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative (OBPC) will hold their annual general meeting at the Country Hertitage Park – Puslinch Hall (8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton) from 10:30am – 2:30pm. OBPC represents Ontario farmers who grow perennial biomass crops … Continue reading

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