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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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Hornworms in sweetpotatoes

In the past couple of weeks, we have observed this individual feeding on sweet potato plants in the Simcoe area. Sweet potato producers who used to grow tobacco will likely recognize this as a hornworm, however it is not the same species … Continue reading

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Chateau herbicide now registered on sweet potatoes

From Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of Chateau Herbicide for control of weeds on sweet potatoes in Canada. Chateau® Herbicide was already labeled … Continue reading

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Low Acreage and Specialty Crop Priority Process, 2014

The 2014 research priority setting process is underway. Ontario low-acreage and specialty crop growers are encouraged to provide feedback at the link below to ensure the needs of this industry are captured in research programs. A list of priorities from all … Continue reading

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Tortoise and spotted cucumber beetles on sweet potatoes

Every summer we see insects munching on sweet potato foliage, but this year there seems to be a bit more feeding than normal. In addition to the usual suspects – flea beetles, grasshoppers and Japanese beetles – we are also … Continue reading

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