Author Archives: Sean Westerveld

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA

Ginseng Scout Training In-Field Workshop 2017

The Ginseng Scout Training will be held in the field again this year for a more interactive experience. Anyone new to ginseng or scouting ginseng this summer is encouraged to attend. The training will include how to identify the major … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – April 21, 2017

The new growing season is upon us and ginseng is beginning to emerge from the soil into the straw in older gardens.  Given the moist conditions in many fields, growers should ensure adequate protection of the roots from Phytophthora root … Continue reading

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Consultation for the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada

Originally posted on ONvegetables:
Learn, participate and have your say The proposed Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada was drafted together by governments, industry and others who play a role in safeguarding plant and animal health. The strategy will…

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Great New Resource for This Field Season: Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops

Originally posted on ONfruit:
Features over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields, the Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops is now available in the following formats: ePub format (124 MB file for Kindle, iBooks and other e-reader apps)…

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Did you hear? We’ve made great improvements to the Agricultural Information Atlas!

By Jennifer Jarvis – Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA We’re excited to let you know about the latest updates that we made to the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). What is the AIA? It’s the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural … Continue reading

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Ontario Lavender Association AGM and Selling the Scent Workshop March 10, 2017

The Ontario Lavender Association AGM will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the OMAFRA headquarters at 1 Stone Road, Guelph. Where: 1 Stone Road, Guelph Conference Room 3 (1st Floor) When: Friday, March 10 Time: 10:00 am to … Continue reading

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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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