Author Archives: Evan Elford

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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Environmental Impacts on Alpha Acid Formation in Hops

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Originally posted: 25 September, 2018 Updated with additional content: 26 September, 2018 Over the last few days I’ve had enquiries from hop growers regarding lower than anticipated alpha acid levels in the 2018 … Continue reading

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Haskap Workshop at CSHS 2018: Time Running Out for Pre-registration

The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) Annual Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario this year! Several special symposia will be held during the conference, including a Haskap Workshop presented by Dr. Bob Bors from the University of … Continue reading

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Quinoa Crop Update – August 16, 2018

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Horticulture Integrated Pest Management Specialist At this point in the growing season we typically receive calls from quinoa growers about goosefoot groundling moth (Scrobipalpa artiplicella), tarnished plant bug (TPB) (Lygus … Continue reading

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