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Rainfastness of Fungicides

Ginseng and other specialty crop growers may be interested in this post from ONfruit on rainfastness of fungicides: Timing fungicides can be a challenge.  Infection for most diseases requires rainfall.  Fungicides are used mostly protectively so work best if applied … Continue reading

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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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Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn – Monday June 29 at Noon

Ontario Hoppenings – OMAFRA Monthly Hop Update and Discussion Monday, June 29, noon – 1 pm Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas on Tuesday May 26 at noon for an online Zoom discussion about Ontario hops. Evan and … Continue reading

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Health Canada is seeking feedback from the cannabis industry on a financial relief proposal.

The following information is from a communication I received from Health Canada that should be of interest to all Canadian licenced cannabis producers. Health Canada recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created exceptional challenges that are being felt across the … Continue reading

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New Product Registrations for Suppression of Powdery Mildew on Field-Grown Cannabis and Hemp in Canada

Cyclone and Lacto-san fungicide and bactericide labels expanded via Minor Use Program for suppression of powdery mildew on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the … Continue reading

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2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium is Going Online with Free Registration!

The 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium will be taking place from August 17-19, 2020. This year the symposium will be in an online format with free registration. The symposium will include live keynotes, recorded field walks, interactive poster sessions, and … Continue reading

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