Category Archives: Industrial and Misc. Crops

Understanding Laboratory Diagnostic Reports for Specialty Crop Diseases

By: Sean Westerveld, OMAFRA and Amy Fang Shi, OGGA At this time of year, many unusual symptoms can show up in specialty crop fields. If a disease is suspected, samples can be sent to diagnostic labs for determining the cause. … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Impact on Plant Water Demand – How Can We Measure?

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA It has been hot and dry in SW Ontario in June. What is the impact on plants? And how do we measure the water demand? One thing I think we forget is that … Continue reading

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3 Secrets of Irrigation Water Taking Permits Revealed

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA #1. So the first one is not really a secret:  If you irrigate, from any water source in Ontario, you need a Permit To Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation … 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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Timing of Pollen Shed and Affect of Pollination on Cannabinoid Levels in Industrial Hemp Floral Oil.

Uses of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa subsp. sativa var. sativa.) have recently expanded beyond fibre and seed to include extraction of medicinally useful oil from flowers.  When growing industrial hemp as a source of cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), the common … Continue reading

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Information and Resources for Christmas Tree Producers

There are an abundance of excellent resources available on Christmas tree production, selections of which are linked below. Important note: information originating from sources outside of Ontario should be taken as guidance only. Recommendations with specific quantities (i.e. fertilizer rates) … Continue reading

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