Author Archives: Evan Elford

Harvesting Kiwiberries: don’t wait for fruit to soften on the vine

Hardy kiwi or kiwiberries (Actinidia spp.) are a re-emerging specialty fruit in Ontario (Fig 1). These flavourful, bite-sized, fruit have smooth edible skins and are typically sweeter than fuzzy kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa). The predominant fruiting types of kiwiberries used in … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar: 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium

The dates and  draft program for the 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium have been released for 2020. This second symposium is a follow-up to the first meeting held by Washington State University (WSU) in 2013, the International Year of Quinoa. … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Hop Working Group Seeks Grower Input

Hop researchers seeking grower input to identify priorities. Take the survey now at: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1LWQCQ7rWxUuRiR. The Great Lakes Hop Working Group (GLHWG), funded by a grant from the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center, formed in 2016 to provide region-specific pest … Continue reading

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CleanFarms Ontario 2019 – Collection Program for Unwanted Pesticides and Livestock Medications

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2019 Eastern Ontario Hop Field Day – We Want to Hear From You!

The first 2019 seasonal hop workshop will be taking place on June 18 at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., 1915 County Rd. 22, Bath, Ontario (Rain date: June 20 5:30-7:00 pm). OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford will be … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Haskap Grown in Ontario

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for haskap. The following tables for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and lime applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on haskap in … Continue reading

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Herbicide resistance testing available for horticulture growers

Growers struggling with weed control failures now have the option to determine whether it’s due to herbicide resistance. A team of researchers across Canada are offering testing of suspect weeds for resistance.  These links provide more information on the project … Continue reading

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