Category Archives: All Specialty Crops

New Ontario Crop Protection Hub now available for accessing crop protection information online

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is transforming the way crop protection information is provided to better serve clients through an online digital application called the Ontario Crop Protection Hub. The following specialty crops are currently included … Continue reading

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Funding Available to Continue Testing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

By: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture Funding is available for producers, agri-business, consultants and extension personnel to submit weed samples to be tested for herbicide resistance again this year.  Sample collection kits with sampling procedures can be … Continue reading

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IAW Employer Registry & COVID Supports

Registry of Employers of International Agri-Food Workers Did you know that the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs launched avoluntary registry for employers of international agri-food workers under the TemporaryForeign Worker Program? This registry will help the province … Continue reading

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Updated: 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 (5 positions) up to 14 weeks Location:                                OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, … Continue reading

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Hops and Haskap Sessions at OFVC 2022

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention taking place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario is back on as an in-person event taking place on February 23 & 24, 2022. This year’s Hops and Haskap Sessions have an … Continue reading

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“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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