Author Archives: Sean Westerveld

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA

Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP) Training for Ginseng and Specialty Crop Growers

You grow ginseng or a specialty crop and have done so for years.  But if challenged can you prove your good work?   Good Agriculture and Collection Practices are a HACCP based On Farm Food Safety Program that was built by … 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 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). There are many general and specific topics that may be of interest to specialty crop growers. … Continue reading

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention Highlights for Ginseng Growers

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held February 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. For details visit  www.ofvc.ca. In addition to the large trade show and a wide range of general and … Continue reading

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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use on Ginseng and Tobacco

By: Jim 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 various diseases on potatoes, ginseng, leafy brassica greens, tobacco and greenhouse ornamentals in … Continue reading

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Preventing Barn Fires in Ontario

From OMAFRA Stakeholder Communications: Did you know? Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of barn fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of barn fires. What can you do?

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Call Before You Cut!

From OMAFRA Stakeholder Communications: Municipalities are responsible for developing their own by-laws. Your municipality may have passed by-laws that determine if you can remove a tree from your land or woodlot. These by-laws may include conditions that affect how you … Continue reading

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Upcoming Ginseng Meetings November 28, 2016

Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Ginseng growers, researchers and industry representatives are invited to attend the annual Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Where: Simcoe Research Station Auditorium When: Monday, November 28 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This is … Continue reading

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