Author Archives: Sean Westerveld

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA

Next Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) Intake has been Announced

The next CAP intake for producers, processors and other agri-businesses is  March 22 through May 6. Please see the link here for the news release https://news.ontario.ca/omafra/en/2019/02/standing-up-for-ontarios-agri-food-sector.html More information will be available on the websites of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association and … Continue reading

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Proving You Do It Right – A Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Training Workshop

The Ontario Lavender Association is hosting a GACP training workshop on February 22 in Simcoe. This workshop is open to growers of other crops that have similar challenges to lavender such as value-added product development, agri-tourism or on-farm sales. The … Continue reading

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New Soil Fertility Handbook Released!

Did you know that OMAFRA has a handbook that’s all about nutrients and soil fertility? It’s called the Soil Fertility Handbook and was first published in 1998. The book covers topics such as soil testing, soil pH and lime and … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Content at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 20 and 21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). This year the program features substantial specialty crop content. Here are some highlights for specialty crop … Continue reading

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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Basil, Hops and Edible-Podded Beans

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and … Continue reading

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Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Dec. 5, 2018

Ginseng growers, researchers and industry representatives are invited to attend the annual Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Where: Simcoe Research Station Auditorium When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This is an opportunity to discuss the production … Continue reading

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ONspecialtycrops Evaluation Survey

Thank you for subscribing to the ONspecialtycrops blog. Help us to improve our service to you by providing feedback which will be used to direct our focus for the upcoming year. This should take about one minute of your time. … Continue reading

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