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Waterhemp: A Spreading Invasive Weed in Ontario and Canada

Kristen Obeid1, Peter Sikkema2, Christian Willemse2, Nicole Langdon2, David Westerveld 2, Marie-Josée Simard3, Martin Laforest3, David Miville4 and Tammy Jones5 Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus var. rudis) is a relatively new weed in Canadian agriculture cropping systems1. It has been suggested that … Continue reading

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Resources and Strategies for Mental Wellness in Times of Crisis

From ONnurserycrops Blog by Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery Crops Specialist: As we advance towards May, the uncertainty around lost sales and contracts, major changes in business operations and social distancing restrictions of isolation have left many of us feeling anxious and frustrated. Stress is … Continue reading

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Diagnostics from a Distance: 5 tips on how to get the answers you need

The following article was written by Dr. Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist and Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist with OMAFRA. Although written for a greenhouse-based industry, the same principles apply for field-grown crops. The only difference is for … Continue reading

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Updated OMAFRA Crop Protection Guides Available

The following updated crop protection and production guides are available for download and/or print. Many of these will be applicable to specialty crop growers as well.

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station in Norfolk County

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 (8 positions) up to 14 weeks Location: OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, Ontario … Continue reading

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New Farmer Session at the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Are you new to farming? This year the 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will feature a full day session designed specifically for the new farmers interested in fruit or vegetable production. The session, which is titled ‘Farming Basics … Continue reading

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