Category Archives: Specialty Grains

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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Thank you for subscribing to ONspecialtycrops. Help us to improve our service to you by providing feedback which will be used to direct our focus for the upcoming year. This should take one to three minutes of your time.  Click … Continue reading

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Small Plot Irrigation: Are You Applying Enough?

Many specialty crop and market garden growers have small acreages in production and may not have full irrigation systems for their crops. These growers often rely on water tanks carted through the field, garden hoses with sprinklers or other watering … 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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Herbicide Screening Trials for Ontario Grown Quinoa

Early season weed management is a limiting factor for quinoa production in Ontario. Currently there are no registered herbicides for use on the crop in Canada which is a concern for the commercial development of locally produced quinoa.    In 2015, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop: How to Win Markets and Influence Grocery Buyers

Bigger isn’t always better in the eyes of one businessman. “Why did we decide to focus on local? Because it’s difficult for the big players to do.” That’s the business strategy used by Jim Beveridge of B&H Your Community Grocer, … Continue reading

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