From Dr. Matt Kleinhenz, Professor and Extension Specialist in Vegetable Production Systems at The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center:

I am pleased to announce the availability of two new resources that may interest you and/or your associates.

As in past years, the 2015 versions of the Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper, and Cucurbit Rootstock Variety Tables were developed using information available from seed companies. In preparing the tables, our goal has been to list all rootstock varieties that are commercially available in the U.S. using descriptors provided by their developers.

The database of research-based publications on vegetable grafting is our newest resource. The database currently contains more than 1200 citations; they are available to you for review and/or download via the database. Continue Reading »

Tomato Day

District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present…….

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Countryview Golf Course, 25393 St. Clair Rd., Dover Centre, ON

Admission: $30 (includes educational program, trade show, hot lunch).
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J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for VivandoTM Fungicide for control/suppression of powdery mildew on fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, hops, cherries, nectarines and peaches in Canada. VivandoTM Fungicide was already labeled for management of powdery mildew on grapes in Canada. Continue Reading »

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for Purespray Green Spray Oil 13E for management of several important pests of apples, greenhouse vegetables, berries, field-grown fruiting vegetables and cucurbit vegetables, tree nuts and hops in Canada. Purespray Green Spray Oil 13E was already labeled for management of a number of pests on a several crops in Canada.

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Originally posted on onspecialtycrops:

Job Ad:     Student – Horticulture/Field Crops/Livestock/Business Management 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 (7 positions) for up to 18 weeks
Location:                                   OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, Ontario (Norfolk County, on the north shore of Lake Erie, 2 hours southwest of Toronto)
Salary:                                      $11.85 / hour, based on a 36.25 hour work week

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2015 summer job opportunities with OMAFRA horticulture staff in Ridgetown have been posted. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2015. The positions are for 16-18 weeks. See details here. Continue Reading »

UCIPM Press Release: New UC IPM photo repository shows plant damage from herbicides

Brad Hanson – January 9, 2015 – Davis, California

Identifying nontarget crop and ornamental plant damage from herbicides has become much easier, with the launch of a new online photo repository by the Statewide IPM Program, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Dr. Kassim Al-Khatib, weed science professor at UC Davis and director of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), has gathered nearly a thousand photos of herbicide-damaged plants, drawn from his own and others’ research. The images are cataloged to show damage that can occur from 81 herbicides in more than 14 specific herbicide modes of action, applied in field to demonstrate the symptoms or when known herbicide spray has drifted onto the plant. Continue Reading »


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