Category Archives: All Specialty Crops

“Organic Climate Solutions” 2022 Guelph Organic Conference, Jan 24-29

The 2022 Guelph Organic Conference is fast approaching. This year’s event includes 11 virtual sessions touching on the theme of “Organic Climate Solutions” to help participants “…explore the dynamic ways in which organic farming benefits both farmers and the environment, … Continue reading

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Organic Science Cluster 4: Call for LOI’s Due Feb 4, 2022

The Organic Federation of Canada and the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University are pleased to launch the call for Letters of Intent (LOI) inviting Canadian scientists to submit their research proposals under the fourth Organic Science Cluster … Continue reading

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Job Posting: Summer Research Assistants for OMAFRA in Simcoe

Organization:                        Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch:                   Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Position Title:                        Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term:                              Temporary (6 positions) up to 14 weeks Location:                                OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, … Continue reading

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Agriculture Sector: Using Temporary Help Agencies and Employment Standards Webinar – June 22

Tuesday, June 22nd 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET When faced with a labour shortage, many employers in the agriculture sector turn to a temporary help agency (THA) for assistance. But did you know clients of agencies have legal obligations when … Continue reading

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You Suspect Herbicide Drift – Now What?

Originally written in 2018 by: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture; Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA IPM Specialist – Horticulture and Karl Soetemans, MOECC Pesticide Specialist – Southwest Region. Updated May 2021 by Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – … Continue reading

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New Episode of the What’s Growing ON Podcast

In the latest episode of the What’s Growing ON podcast, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialists, Wendy McFadden-Smith (tender fruit and grape) and Melanie Filotas (specialty crops) talk about the importance of regular pest scouting, from how often and how much to … Continue reading

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