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Upcoming 2020 Industrial Hemp Conference

I am sharing with you a conference announcement I just received. 2020 2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 The University … Continue reading

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Harvesting Kiwiberries: don’t wait for fruit to soften on the vine

Hardy kiwi or kiwiberries (Actinidia spp.) are a re-emerging specialty fruit in Ontario (Fig 1). These flavourful, bite-sized, fruit have smooth edible skins and are typically sweeter than fuzzy kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa). The predominant fruiting types of kiwiberries used in … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar: 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium

The dates and  draft program for the 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium have been released for 2020. This second symposium is a follow-up to the first meeting held by Washington State University (WSU) in 2013, the International Year of Quinoa. … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Hop Working Group Seeks Grower Input

Hop researchers seeking grower input to identify priorities. Take the survey now at: The Great Lakes Hop Working Group (GLHWG), funded by a grant from the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center, formed in 2016 to provide region-specific pest … Continue reading

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CleanFarms Ontario 2019 – Collection Program for Unwanted Pesticides and Livestock Medications

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Basil Downy Mildew Confirmed in Ontario – July 31, 2019

Basil downy mildew has been identified in Norfolk and Prince Edward Counties in Ontario and is likely to be present elsewhere over the next week. Basil downy mildew is a highly destructive disease that can completely defoliate a plant within … Continue reading

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Updated Pest Control Products List for Hops 2019

Below is an updated list of pest control products registered for use on hops in Ontario including a few registrations just received in the last few weeks.  The full list can be found by clicking on the link below. Hops … Continue reading

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