Category Archives: Medicinal

How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out … Continue reading

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Save the Date – Herb Conference Toronto, July 19-20 2014

The International Herb Association Presents: “SAVORY SAGAS ~ Herbs for Life”  The 2014 Educational Conference July 19 through 20, 2014 TORONTO, CANADA, Eaton Chelsea Hotel 33 Gerrard Street West Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4 Canada Toll Free 1-800-588-9141 http://chelsea.eatonhotels.com H I … Continue reading

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Production of Native Herbs in Ontario Forests

On a recent trip to North Carolina, I had an opportunity to tour research and production sites for wild-simulated production of ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, false unicorn and a number of other native forest herbs. Wild-simulated production of herbs … Continue reading

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Natural Enemies Workshop August 7

OMAF and MRA present Natural Enemies Workshop Learn about the natural enemies of crop pests, from predators to parasites to pathogens.  What do they do?  How can you find and identify them?  How can you protect them and encourage them … Continue reading

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So you’re thinking of growing a medicinal herb….

From Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herb Specialist, OMAFRA: There are over 4,000 medicinal herbs that can be cultivated or grow naturally in Canada and many more that could be grown in a greenhouse. The cultural requirements of medicinal herbs … Continue reading

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Herbs – Not always pest free

Many people think of herbs as having no pests, and consequently pest management is often not considered an important aspect of herb production. Unfortunately, no crop is completely resistant to all pests, and over the past two years many pests … Continue reading

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