Author Archives: Evan Elford

Haskap Pruning in Ontario

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase yields and fruit quality while improving plant vigour and harvesting … Continue reading

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2019 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled for the Ontario Hop Growers Association AGM held annually in March.  The Update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management updates, research updates, etc. The update is typically provided in two … Continue reading

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Hops Session at 2019 OFVC

This year the Hops Session at the 2019 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention will focus on hop cone quality. Hop quality is influenced by many practices from in-field cultural management through post-harvest processing and storage.  We invite you to come … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended- Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station, Norfolk County — ONfruit

Job Ad: Student – Horticulture Assistant Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Title: Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term: Temporary (7 positions) up to 14 weeks Location: OMAFRA … Continue reading

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First meeting of the Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. at the 2019 OFVC

The newly formed Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. (HBGAO) will be holding their first Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 21, at 3pm in room 221 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls during the 2019 Ontario Fruit and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Resources for Farmers and Mental Health

Originally posted on onfloriculture: In honour of #bellletstalk day, click here to get an update on “In the Know”, a mental health literacy course designed specifically for farmers. The pilot course will soon be available by researchers at the University … Continue reading

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station, Norfolk County – Deadline Extended

Job Ad: Student – Horticulture Assistant Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Title: Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term: Temporary (7 positions) up to 16 weeks Location: OMAFRA … Continue reading

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