Category Archives: Specialty Fruit and Nuts

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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An Overview of Haskap Cultivar Characteristics

In 2007 the first University of Saskatchewan (USask) haskap (Lonicera caerulea) cultivars were released.  Since then, this specialty berry (also known as honeyberry or edible blue honeysuckle) has been of interest by commercial growers and home gardeners alike. Below is … Continue reading

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Patience Pays for Haskap Flavour

Haskap harvest is underway in Ontario.  For new growers of the crop, a reminder that berry colour is a poor indicator of berry ripeness in this crop.  Being patient and waiting to harvest the crop will pay dividends in flavour…and … Continue reading

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Hazelnut IPM Training – register soon!

Hazelnut growers or industry members interested in attending the Hazelnut Scout Training being offered at the Simcoe Resource Centre next Tuesday, May 9 are encouraged to register soon.  To register, contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.  A minimum … Continue reading

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New fungicide available for hazelnut growers

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the registration for Quash Fungicide for suppression of eastern filbert blight on hazelnuts.  Quash contains the active ingredient metconazole, a group 3 fungicide, and therefore provides Ontario hazelnut growers with a new … Continue reading

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KSU Pawpaw Grafting Workshop, 5 May 2017

The Kentucky State University will be having a pawpaw grafting workshop on 5 May, 2017 at the H.R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY, USA. Learn the bark inlay grafting technique for pawpaw with Neal Peterson … 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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