Tag Archives: Specialty Fruit

Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP) Training for Ginseng and Specialty Crop Growers

You grow ginseng or a specialty crop and have done so for years.  But if challenged can you prove your good work?   Good Agriculture and Collection Practices are a HACCP based On Farm Food Safety Program that was built by … Continue reading

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Haskap & Specialty Fruit Workshop: 24 August, 2016

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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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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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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention Content for Specialty Crop Growers

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 17 and 18, 2016 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. There are many general and specific topics that may be of interest to specialty crop growers. Here … 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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