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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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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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Fourth International Pawpaw Conference, Sept 1-3, 2016

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) trees have been blooming over the past week in southwestern Ontario.  Flowers on pawpaw emerge prior to the tree leafing out and are protogynous (stigma is no longer viable when pollen is shed) and are typically self-incompatible, therefore requiring … Continue reading

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‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program. Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops … Continue reading

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FREE Online Tutorials to Help You Use the Agricultural Information Atlas!

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) developed a series of tutorials to help you use the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on a range of topics – from the basics of navigating through … Continue reading

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FAO: State of the Art Report on Quinoa Around the World in 2013

Ontario specialty crop growers may be interested in a new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).  The report is a follow up from the International Year of Quinoa in 2013. “The scientific studies … Continue reading

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IR-4 Project Newsletter Highlights Quinoa

Ontario growers interested in learning more about quinoa may be interested in a recent newsletter article published by the US based IR-4 Program (Vol. 46 No. 1 Winter 2015).  The article provides a good overview of crop history, pest issues and current market values … Continue reading

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