Tag Archives: Production

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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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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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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Last chance to register for Eastern Hop Field day

The first hop field workshop of 2019 is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 18th at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company in Bath. We currently have not met the minimum registration numbers to run this event.  To avoid cancellation, any growers or … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Haskap Grown in Ontario

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

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Haskap Pruning in Ontario

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase yields and fruit quality while improving plant vigour and harvesting … Continue reading

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