Category Archives: Other Specialty Fruit and Nuts

Specialty Crop Content at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). There are many general and specific topics that may be of interest to specialty crop growers. … Continue reading

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Haskap & Specialty Fruit Workshop – August 24, 2016

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Haskap and Specialty Fruit Workshop on 24 August, 2016 at the Simcoe Research Station (1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe, Ontario). The day will include information about research and production of specialty fruit crops such as haskap, … 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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Fourth International Pawpaw Conference, Sept 1-3, 2016

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) trees have been blooming over the past week in southwestern Ontario.  Flowers on pawpaw emerge prior to the tree leafing out and are protogynous (stigma is no longer viable when pollen is shed) and are typically self-incompatible, therefore requiring … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Sessions at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention & Trade Show will be held February 18 and 19, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Ontario. The following are the specialty crop-specific sessions being held at the Convention: Thursday, February 19 at … Continue reading

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Coragen Insecticide now registered on peanuts, artichokes and green onion subgroup

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for Coragen Insecticide for control/suppression of several caterpillar pests of peanuts, globe artichokes and the green onion subgroup in Canada. The green onion subgroup (3-07B) includes some … Continue reading

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Sea Buckthorn: A Nutritional Powerhouse

The start of the sea buckthorn harvest is upon us.  If you are not familiar with this fruit, you may be interested to know that it has been called “an all-in-one phyto-medicinal cabinet”1.  Sea buckthorn has been used for thousands … Continue reading

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