Category Archives: Sweet Potato

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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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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Permit to Take Water Workshops

Please see below details on two upcoming webinars on how to apply for a Permit to Take Water. FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1 pmPermit to Take Water – Electronic Application WorkshopSpeakers: Joshua Ng and Holly Buchanan, Ministry … Continue reading

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OFVC Educational Series: Live and Recorded Seminars

Recorded seminars are now available online The OFVC is hosting an educational series of recorded and live presentations that are available for viewing at ofvc.ca. Live sessions will be available during scheduled times and require advance registration. If you are unable to participate … Continue reading

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