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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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Haskap Pruning Basics

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Please click here for a printable version of this article. Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase … Continue reading

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Diagnostics from a Distance: 5 tips on how to get the answers you need

The following article was written by Dr. Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist and Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist with OMAFRA. Although written for a greenhouse-based industry, the same principles apply for field-grown crops. The only difference is for … 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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Airblast Sprayer Focus in Upcoming Grower Pesticide Safety Course

Growers operating airblast sprayers are invited to participate in a special Grower Pesticide Safety Course on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 in Ancaster, Ontario. This course will focus on Airblast information, as well as the Grower Pesticide Safety Course information.  The … Continue reading

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And the 2020 ONHops BrewOff winners are…

Congratulations to the 2020 ONHops BrewOff winners: 1st Place: Great Lakes Brewery & VQH Farms 2nd Place: Steel Wheel Brewery & The Bickle Farm – Valley Hops 3rd Place: Concession Road Brewing Co & McConkey Farms Hop Company This year’s … Continue reading

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Hop Online Course Now Available

Are you interested in growing hops but not sure where to start? Or are you an experienced hop grower looking for a refresher, or train new employees?  If so, you may be interested in the new online, on-demand course, Hop … Continue reading

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