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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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Timing of Pollen Shed and Affect of Pollination on Cannabinoid Levels in Industrial Hemp Floral Oil.

Uses of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa subsp. sativa var. sativa.) have recently expanded beyond fibre and seed to include extraction of medicinally useful oil from flowers.  When growing industrial hemp as a source of cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), the common … Continue reading

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Updated: Job Posting – Summer Research Assistants for OMAFRA in Simcoe

Organization:                        Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch:                   Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Position Title:                        Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term:                              Temporary (5 positions) up to 14 weeks Location:                                OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, … Continue reading

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“Organic Climate Solutions” 2022 Guelph Organic Conference, Jan 24-29

The 2022 Guelph Organic Conference is fast approaching. This year’s event includes 11 virtual sessions touching on the theme of “Organic Climate Solutions” to help participants “…explore the dynamic ways in which organic farming benefits both farmers and the environment, … Continue reading

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Organic Science Cluster 4: Call for LOI’s Due Feb 4, 2022

The Organic Federation of Canada and the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University are pleased to launch the call for Letters of Intent (LOI) inviting Canadian scientists to submit their research proposals under the fourth Organic Science Cluster … Continue reading

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Have You Heard the What’s Growing ON Podcast?

In the latest episode of What’s Growing ON podcast, Sean Westerveld talks about the benefits and challenges of growing lavender in Ontario and the importance of agri-tourism for the industry. Listen to it on onfruit.ca/podcast/ or wherever you get your … Continue reading

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