Tag Archives: Specialty Fruit

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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Pawpaw-sibilities at 2018 OFVC

Did you know pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is Canada’s largest native edible tree fruit? If you are interested in learning more about commercial production of this specialty fruit crop and the ongoing breeding efforts of the Kentucky State University (KSU) pawpaw … Continue reading

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Patience Pays for Haskap Flavour

Haskap harvest is underway in Ontario.  For new growers of the crop, a reminder that berry colour is a poor indicator of berry ripeness in this crop.  Being patient and waiting to harvest the crop will pay dividends in flavour…and … Continue reading

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How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Mitigation Support for Growers

The government of Ontario recently announced that it will be providing financial support to fruit and specialty crop growers to help them ensure the survival of their apples, tender fruit, berries, and specialty crops. Specialty crops that would apply include … Continue reading

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Webinar – Wild bees as crop pollinators: a case-study in Haskap

On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, at 12pm Central Time (UTC) Danae Frier, M.Sc. Candidate at the University of Regina will present a webinar on wild bees as crop pollinators using Haskap as a case-study. This talk will be presented as … Continue reading

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Not All Mildews Are Created Equal!

By Sean Westerveld and Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Over the last few weeks we have had a number of questions about “mildew”.  Mildew can refer to either downy or powdery mildew, and it seems that some growers have been confusing the … Continue reading

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