Category Archives: Sweet Potato

Upcoming Workshop: How to Win Markets and Influence Grocery Buyers

Bigger isn’t always better in the eyes of one businessman. “Why did we decide to focus on local? Because it’s difficult for the big players to do.” That’s the business strategy used by Jim Beveridge of B&H Your Community Grocer, … Continue reading

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FREE Online Tutorials to Help You Use the Agricultural Information Atlas!

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) developed a series of tutorials to help you use the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on a range of topics – from the basics of navigating through … Continue reading

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Hornworms in sweetpotatoes

In the past couple of weeks, we have observed this individual feeding on sweet potato plants in the Simcoe area. Sweet potato producers who used to grow tobacco will likely recognize this as a hornworm, however it is not the same species … Continue reading

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Chateau herbicide now registered on sweet potatoes

From Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of Chateau Herbicide for control of weeds on sweet potatoes in Canada. Chateau® Herbicide was already labeled … Continue reading

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Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for and Respond to a Product Recall

By: Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist, OMAF and MRA Having an effective recall system in place is essential to removing contaminated food products from the supply chain quickly and preventing foodborne illness. Are you ready to conduct a product … Continue reading

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