Tag Archives: Research

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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Reminder for ON Hop Growers: RSVP for Research and Services Priority Setting Call January 4th, 2017

Ontario hop growers who haven’t joined one of the hop research and service priority setting conference calls are reminded of the final opportunity to participate on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 12-1:30 pm. The session will focus on updating the 2014 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Ginseng Meetings November 28, 2016

Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Ginseng growers, researchers and industry representatives are invited to attend the annual Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Where: Simcoe Research Station Auditorium When: Monday, November 28 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This is … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 29, 2016

This is the time of year that ginseng leaves may show early senescence or discolouration due to root diseases. Red discolouration is usually a sign of advanced root rots like Cylindrocarpon or Phytophthora, whereas early purpling of the leaves can … Continue reading

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Lavender Research Update – Four-Lined Plant Bug Host Preferences

This year we initiated a small trial to determine if four-lined plant bugs prefer other hosts to lavender, which could then potentially be used as a trap crop to manage the pest. Four-lined plant bugs can cause extensive cosmetic damage … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop and Research Update – May 6, 2016

Last week I mentioned that we are tracking five weather forecasting sites to determine which are the most accurate for Simcoe. That information will take more time than anticipated to analyse, so results will be available next week. All five … Continue reading

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Herbicide Screening Trials for Ontario Grown Quinoa

Early season weed management is a limiting factor for quinoa production in Ontario. Currently there are no registered herbicides for use on the crop in Canada which is a concern for the commercial development of locally produced quinoa.    In 2015, … Continue reading

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