Category Archives: All Specialty Crops

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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Have You Heard the What’s Growing ON Podcast?

In the latest episode of What’s Growing ON podcast, Sean Westerveld talks about the benefits and challenges of growing lavender in Ontario and the importance of agri-tourism for the industry. Listen to it on onfruit.ca/podcast/ or wherever you get your … Continue reading

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Canadian Eco-Scholar Award Program Expanded for 2021

The Canadian Eco-Scholar Award has been provided to students interested in organic and regenerative agriculture as part of the annual Guelph Organic Conference. The 2021 award program has been expanded thanks to a partnership between the Guelph Organic Conference and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Access to Labour in 2021

Chair: Stefan Larrass, OFVGA February 11, 2021 at noon- 1 (Zoom webinar) Access to Labour in 2021: HR Resources for farms, Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director, Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC)

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