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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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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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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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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New sprayer resource available

Growing or thinking of growing hops, tree nuts, specialty berries or fruit or any other crop that may require an airblast sprayer to apply pesticides, foliar nutrients or other products? If so, you should take a look at Airblast 101, … Continue reading

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New Saskatoon Berry Production Manual

New publication from the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development: Growers now have a comprehensive guide in the Saskatoon Berry Production Manual. Topics in this resource include the following: biology of the plant, propagation, cultivars, orchard establishment, cultural practices, … Continue reading

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