Category Archives: Specialty Grains

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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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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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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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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