Category Archives: Specialty Grains

Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) Risk Management Workshop

Developed by Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition The Ontario Lavender Association will be hosting a Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) certification course over two sessions on Saturday Feb 6 and Saturday Feb 13. Growers of all specialty … Continue reading

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Pesticide Resistance Management – Lunch and Learn Series

Lunch and Learn Series for fruit, vegetable and specialty crops Presented by OMAFRA horticulture specialists: Hannah Fraser – Entomologist, Katie Goldenhar – Pathologist, Kristen Obeid – Weed Management This series on pesticide resistance management is to give field growers with … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … Continue reading

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2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium is Going Online with Free Registration!

The 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium will be taking place from August 17-19, 2020. This year the symposium will be in an online format with free registration. The symposium will include live keynotes, recorded field walks, interactive poster sessions, and … Continue reading

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Changes to White Rice Seed Import Restrictions to Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently updated regulations for white rice (Oryza sativa) seed to allow unrestricted import into Canada for the purposes of propagation and production by commercial producers. CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) has been updated … Continue reading

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Ontario quinoa growers receive emergency use registration for Coragen Insecticide for control of beet webworm

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an emergency use registration request for Coragen Insecticide for control of beet webworm on quinoa. This product can only be used in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba until October … Continue reading

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