Category Archives: Specialty Vegetable Production

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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Mark your calendars! University of Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming Open House.

Specialty crop growers may be interested in attending the University of Guelph’s Centre for Urban Organic Farming open house on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 1-4 pm. Learn about ongoing high tunnel and field research projects with specialty crops including … Continue reading

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Growing Great Garlic – Advancing Garlic Production

Originally posted on ONvegetables:
? Come learn about garlic production! The 2015 Garlic Field Day hosted by the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario will be held Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, ON. The…

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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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Learn more about using biopesticides at 2014 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Several biopesticides are now registered for use on organic and conventional crops. Effective use of these products depends on the user having a good understanding of what they are and how they work, as their action and use can be … Continue reading

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Pest Control Products for Edamame

Edamame, also known as vegetable soybean, refers to immature soybeans in the pod, typically served in Japanese and other Asian cuisines. Production in Ontario has gone up in recent years in response to the increasing popularity of edamame with Canadian … 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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