Category Archives: Sweet Potato

Suspect you have herbicide resistant weeds? Participate in a genetic testing sampling project.

By Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture Do you suspect that you have herbicide resistant weeds on your farm?  If so, why not get them tested for free through a genetic testing sample project.  So far there are 16 … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … Continue reading

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Where in Ontario can you grow sweet potatoes? Commercial production of a tropical crop in the great white north

The sweet potato is a tropical plant native to Central and South America, with most commercial production occurring in warm regions with very long frost free periods.  Given this, many people are surprised to learn that sweet potatoes are commercially … Continue reading

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Updated OMAFRA Crop Protection Guides Available

The following updated crop protection and production guides are available for download and/or print. Many of these will be applicable to specialty crop growers as well.

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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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