Category Archives: Sweet Potato

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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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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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FREE Online Tutorials to Help You Use the Agricultural Information Atlas!

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) developed a series of tutorials to help you use the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on a range of topics – from the basics of navigating through … Continue reading

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Hornworms in sweetpotatoes

In the past couple of weeks, we have observed this individual feeding on sweet potato plants in the Simcoe area. Sweet potato producers who used to grow tobacco will likely recognize this as a hornworm, however it is not the same species … Continue reading

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Chateau herbicide now registered on sweet potatoes

From Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of Chateau Herbicide for control of weeds on sweet potatoes in Canada. Chateau® Herbicide was already labeled … Continue reading

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