Author Archives: Jim Todd

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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Upcoming Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative AGM.

Hello, This announcement might be of interest to some our blog followers. You are cordially invited to join us at the OBPC AGM on February 6, 2018 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the Mohawk Inn, 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON, … Continue reading

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Industrial Oils from Plants

As OMAFRA’s industrial crop specialist based at the Simcoe Research Station,  I work with non-food crops that have a variety of industrial uses including energy production, or as a source of specialty oils, chemicals or medicinal compounds.  Although predominantly used … Continue reading

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How are pesticides registered in Canada?

Pesticide Registration in Canada and Ontario By Allison Moorman, OMAFRA-University of Guelph USEL Student A pesticide, or pest control product, is a substance (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide) used to prevent, destroy or repel pest organisms. All products applied to a … Continue reading

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Ag Biomass Day 2015 – A Great Success.

The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative (OBPC), recently hosted the Ag Biomass Day 2015 in Guelph.  The event was very well attended and included participants representing the farming community, livestock producers, Mushroom Canada, OMAFRA, IGPC ethanol, REAP- Canada and other industry … Continue reading

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Agricultural Biomass: What’s It All About?

Ag. Biomass Day- Research and Markets: March 27, 2015 The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative (OBPC) is holding its Ag Biomass Day 2015 on Friday, March 27 in Guelph, Ontario. The event will focus on research activities of interest to switchgrass … Continue reading

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Next Generation IPM – a webinar series for field vegetable growers

This announcement was brought to my attention and I thought I would re-post it.  These webinars will be very informative! Next Generation IPM – a webinar series for field vegetable growers | The webinars will run on Mondays from Noon … Continue reading

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