Author Archives: Jim Todd

The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative (OBPC), Annual General Meeting (AGM)

On March 12, 2020, The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative (OBPC) will hold their annual general meeting at the Country Hertitage Park – Puslinch Hall (8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton) from 10:30am – 2:30pm. OBPC represents Ontario farmers who grow perennial biomass crops … Continue reading

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Intercropping Camelina and Soybeans

I want to talk about some research I have been doing with colleagues from the University of Guelph and Linnaeus Plant Sciences, looking at the potential of camelina under different cropping systems to bring additional value to farming operations. Camelina, … Continue reading

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Upcoming 2020 Industrial Hemp Conference

I am sharing with you a conference announcement I just received. 2020 2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 The University … Continue reading

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Applying for an Industrial Hemp Production Licence

WebEx session:  How to apply for an Industrial Hemp Licence in CTLS Health Canada will be holding a WebEx session in order to demonstrate how to apply for an industrial hemp licence in the Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS). … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Production Opportunity

The Saskatchewan Herb, Spice and Specialty Agriculture Association sent me their latest newsletter recently.  Inside there is a request for producers who would be interested in growing crambe, a specialty oilseed that yields a valuable oil.  Information on crambe can … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2018 Cannabis Cultivation Conference

I recently attended a conference in Oakland, CA that was focused on the cultivation of medical and recreational cannabis.  The covered topics included integrated pest management, fertility, drying and curing and facility design.  In general, the legal cannabis industry in … Continue reading

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Report from the Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative (OBPC) held their AGM on February 6, 2018.  The meeting was well attended, with representation from biomass growers, industry, academia and both the provincial and federal governments.  OBPC represents Ontario’s biomass producers, who grow switchgrass … Continue reading

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