Tag Archives: Production

Dealing with Dry Conditions – Lavender Crop Update, July 14, 2022

Lavandula angustifolia cultivars are past peak in most areas and L. x intermedia (lavandin) cultivars are beginning to bloom. Harvest for essential oil can begin at any time for angustifolia cultivars and harvest for bundles and buds has begun in … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Impact on Plant Water Demand – How Can We Measure?

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA It has been hot and dry in SW Ontario in June. What is the impact on plants? And how do we measure the water demand? One thing I think we forget is that … Continue reading

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Canadian Haskap Symposium – Oct 20 and 27, 2021

The Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-food (CRAAQ) will be hosting the first Canadian Haskap Symposium in a series of online speaker sessions over two dates, October 20 and 27, 2021. The symposium will cover topics such as the … Continue reading

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What is the Value of the Ginseng Canopy Late in the Season? Ginseng Crop Update August 18, 2021

Ginseng growers have faced many weather-related challenges this year that have stunted the canopy, increased disease, caused earlier senescence of leaves and collapsed shade structures. When making decisions about how much to invest in protecting the ginseng canopy after damage … Continue reading

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OMAFRA’s Guide to Hazelnut Production in Ontario now available online

Publication 863, Guide to Hazelnut Production in Ontario is now available for download on the OMAFRA website. This 150-page guide provides growers, advisors and researchers with a comprehensive handbook on the basic and advanced methods of producing hazelnuts in Ontario, … Continue reading

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Hop Rates for 2021-2022 Advanced Payments Program

Advanced Payments Program Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada‚Äôs Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has released the list of rates for storage crops (including hops) for the 2021-2022 growing season. The available advance rate … Continue reading

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