Category Archives: Medicinal

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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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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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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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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Growing or collecting native forest herbs in Ontario

From Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herb Specialist, OMAFRA: There are numerous native herbs that grow wild in forests in southern Ontario and are important medicinal plants, such as ginseng, goldenseal, and black cohosh. However, there are a number of … Continue reading

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