Tag Archives: all specialty crops

Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Content at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention Feb. 21 and 22, 2018

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 21 and 22, 2018 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). This year the program features substantial specialty crop content. Here some highlights for specialty crop growers:

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Organization:    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch:   Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Position Title:   Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term:   Temporary (6 positions) for up to 18 weeks Location:  OMAFRA Simcoe Resource … Continue reading

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Farmer Mental Health – A Conversation that Matters

By: Jessica Kelly, Direct Farm Marketing Specialist, OMAFRA “That project taught me some important lessons like just because something looks profitable in Excel does not necessarily translate into actual profitability.  That project was an unmitigated disaster from a production standpoint … Continue reading

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Summer/Fall Student Position Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Job Ad:     Student – Horticulture Assistant Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Position Title: Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term: Temporary (1 position) for up to 18 weeks Location:  OMAFRA Simcoe … Continue reading

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New, Free Soil Health Publications Now Available to Order!

By Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is rolling out a total of 21 new soil health publications. These publications provide best management practices to help you preserve and conserve soil … Continue reading

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Did you hear? We’ve made great improvements to the Agricultural Information Atlas!

By Jennifer Jarvis – Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA We’re excited to let you know about the latest updates that we made to the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). What is the AIA? It’s the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural … Continue reading

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