Category Archives: Industrial and Misc. Crops

Summer/Fall Student Position Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Job Ad:     Student – Horticulture Assistant Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Position Title: Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term: Temporary (1 position) for up to 18 weeks Location:  OMAFRA Simcoe … Continue reading

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Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP) Training for Ginseng and Specialty Crop Growers

You grow ginseng or a specialty crop and have done so for years.  But if challenged can you prove your good work?   Good Agriculture and Collection Practices are a HACCP based On Farm Food Safety Program that was built by … Continue reading

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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use on Ginseng and Tobacco

By: Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio® Fungicide for control of various diseases on potatoes, ginseng, leafy brassica greens, tobacco and greenhouse ornamentals in … Continue reading

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Switchgrass and Miscanthus Agronomy Basics Books Now Available

From Mahendra Thimmanagari, OMAFRA Bio-products Specialist The Ontario Biomass Producers Cooperative (OBPC)  have recently published two excellent production guides on switchgrass and miscanthus: SWITCHGRASS Agronomy 2016; and  MISCANTHUS  Agronomy 2016 These agronomy basics books provide a summary of research and practical knowledge about … 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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Irrigation Update – June 24, 2016

By Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA Water Quantity Engineer The month of May and the first 2 weeks of June have been extremely dry (<40% of avg rainfall).  The areas of Niagara and Peterborough are of particular concern because of lengthy dry … Continue reading

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