Category Archives: Specialty Grains

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

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Herbs, Hops, Industrial Hemp, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Herbs, Hops, Industrial and Misc. Crops, Industrial Hemp, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Ginseng Meetings, Ginseng Other, Herbs, Hops, Hops Meetings, Industrial and Misc. Crops, Industrial Hemp, Lavender, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management, Hops, Hops Pest Management, Industrial and Misc. Crops, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Pest Management | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Biomass, Culinary, Fibre Crops, Ginseng Production, Goji, Grain Amaranth, Haskap, Herbs, Hops, Hops Production, Industrial and Misc. Crops, Industrial Hemp, Lavender, Medicinal, Oil Crops, Other Herbs, Other Industrial Crops, Other Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Other Specialty Grains, Other Specialty Vegetables, Quinoa, Sea Buckthorn, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetable Meetings, Specialty Vegetable Pest Management, Specialty Vegetable Production, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Production, Teff, Tree Nuts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Specialty Grains, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment