Tag Archives: Good Agricultural Practices

Lavender Crop Update – June 23, 2017

The first lavender cultivars are close to bloom in some areas and the harvest season will begin shortly (Fig. 1). For bundles and buds, it is best to harvest near the time the first buds begin to open. This is … 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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Preventing Barn Fires in Ontario

From OMAFRA Stakeholder Communications: Did you know? Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of barn fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of barn fires. What can you do?

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Call Before You Cut!

From OMAFRA Stakeholder Communications: Municipalities are responsible for developing their own by-laws. Your municipality may have passed by-laws that determine if you can remove a tree from your land or woodlot. These by-laws may include conditions that affect how you … Continue reading

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Do you want to increase crop yields and reduce soil erosion?

Windbreaks can increase crop yields up to 15 per cent, more than making up for the amount of land they use. How? Windbreaks improve a field’s microclimate by reducing wind speeds, increasing temperatures and reducing the amount of moisture loss.

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The Many Benefits of Using Windbreaks

Although we had a mild winter this year, Ontario winters are typically cold and bring a lot of snow. Plan ahead and plant a windbreak before next winter – windbreaks are an effective way to trap snow and prevent snow … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 8, 2015

With the warm temperatures this week, older ginseng gardens are quickly emerging. A few seedlings are also beginning to emerge in the warmest areas. Ginseng at this stage of development is highly prone to all three foliar diseases: Alternaria, Botrytis … Continue reading

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