Category Archives: All Specialty Crops

OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2019 (Incl. Ginseng and Hazelnuts)

These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

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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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First meeting of the Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. at the 2019 OFVC

The newly formed Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. (HBGAO) will be holding their first Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 21, at 3pm in room 221 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls during the 2019 Ontario Fruit and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Resources for Farmers and Mental Health

Originally posted on onfloriculture: In honour of #bellletstalk day, click here to get an update on “In the Know”, a mental health literacy course designed specifically for farmers. The pilot course will soon be available by researchers at the University … Continue reading

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station, Norfolk County – Deadline Extended

Job Ad: Student – Horticulture Assistant Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Title: Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term: Temporary (7 positions) up to 16 weeks Location: OMAFRA … Continue reading

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