Category Archives: Industrial and Misc. Crops

Applying for an Industrial Hemp Production Licence

WebEx session:  How to apply for an Industrial Hemp Licence in CTLS Health Canada will be holding a WebEx session in order to demonstrate how to apply for an industrial hemp licence in the Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS). … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Production Opportunity

The Saskatchewan Herb, Spice and Specialty Agriculture Association sent me their latest newsletter recently.  Inside there is a request for producers who would be interested in growing crambe, a specialty oilseed that yields a valuable oil.  Information on crambe can … Continue reading

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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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Report from the Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative (OBPC) held their AGM on February 6, 2018.  The meeting was well attended, with representation from biomass growers, industry, academia and both the provincial and federal governments.  OBPC represents Ontario’s biomass producers, who grow switchgrass … Continue reading

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Upcoming Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative AGM.

Hello, This announcement might be of interest to some our blog followers. You are cordially invited to join us at the OBPC AGM on February 6, 2018 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the Mohawk Inn, 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON, … 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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