Category Archives: Other Herbs

Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … 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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Using Livestock Manure Properly to Ensure Food Safety

By: Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist Do you use soil amendments such as manure or composted manure? Are you aware of the food safety risks? Here are some helpful tips to protect your crop from potential contamination. What is … Continue reading

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Sclerotinia white mould of herbs

From Alex Harris, an Undergraduate Student Experiential Learning student with OMAFRA and the University of Guelph, and the OMAFRA Simcoe Specialty Crop Team: Sclerotinia white mould is a fungal disease affecting numerous herbaceous crops including beans, sunflowers, cole crops, carrots … 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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