Category Archives: Quinoa

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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FAO: State of the Art Report on Quinoa Around the World in 2013

Ontario specialty crop growers may be interested in a new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).  The report is a follow up from the International Year of Quinoa in 2013. “The scientific studies … Continue reading

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IR-4 Project Newsletter Highlights Quinoa

Ontario growers interested in learning more about quinoa may be interested in a recent newsletter article published by the US based IR-4 Program (Vol. 46 No. 1 Winter 2015).  The article provides a good overview of crop history, pest issues and current market values … Continue reading

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OMAFRA/OSCIA Alternative & Specialty Crop Demonstration at the COFS

There is only one day left to explore the OMAFRA/OSCIA Alternative and Specialty Crop Demonstration site at the Canada Outdoor Farm Show (COFS). This year the alternative crop demonstration site focuses on gluten free grain crops and industrial oilseed crops. Other … Continue reading

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Using Livestock Manure Properly to Ensure Food Safety

By: Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist Do you use soil amendments such as manure or composted manure? Are you aware of the food safety risks? Here are some helpful tips to protect your crop from potential contamination. What is … Continue reading

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2013 Agricultural Workshops Day, Campus D’Alfred

Specialty crop growers may be interested in attending the 2013 Agricultural Workshops Day on Thursday, September 12th at the University of Guelph Campus d’Alfred Farm. An number of presentations and practical workshops will be included during the day along with … Continue reading

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International Quinoa Research Symposium Webcast: August 12-14, 2013

The International Quinoa Research Symposium is taking place at Washington State University in Pullman, USA from August 12-14, 2013.   eOrganic will be broadcasting select sessions by a live webcast. To register for the live webcast and for more information about … Continue reading

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