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Collecting Accurate Weather Data for Ginseng Production

Weather monitoring is important for understanding crop conditions, determining the timing of pesticide application, and deciding whether previous pesticide applications were effective. However, it is important to understand how weather conditions should be monitored so the information is accurate and … Continue reading

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Reminder – Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn tomorrow

Just a reminder for those interested in joining tomorrow’s monthly Ontario hop online update and discussion that you must register in order to attend.  Registration details are below. Ontario Hoppenings – OMAFRA Monthly Hop Update and Discussion Tuesday, May 26, … Continue reading

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Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn – Tuesday May 26 at Noon

Ontario Hoppenings – OMAFRA Monthly Hop Update and Discussion Tuesday, May 26, 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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Frost Protection Resources — ONvegetables

With a stretch of cold weather coming up and many vegetable crops already planted, here are some resources on protecting your crop. Rebecca Shortt – OMAFRA Q. I don’t have complete sprinkler coverage and can’t frost protect (e.g. drip, traveling … Continue reading

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Changes to White Rice Seed Import Restrictions to Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently updated regulations for white rice (Oryza sativa) seed to allow unrestricted import into Canada for the purposes of propagation and production by commercial producers. CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) has been updated … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Hops Grown in Ontario (updated Spring 2020)

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for hops.  The following tables for lime, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on hops … Continue reading

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Ontario Hops Online Lunch and Learn – Thursday April 23 at Noon

OMAFRA Hop Industry Update and Discussion Thursday, April 23rd, noon – 1 pm Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas this Thursday, April 23 at noon for an online Zoom discussion hosted by the Ontario Hop Growers Association. Evan … Continue reading

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