Jennifer Jarvis, OMAFRA
There’s a right time for everything.
Every year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) receives calls about winter spreading. Long, cold winters that come after a wet fall and/or late harvest tend to make winter spreading more common. However, spreading on frozen or snow covered ground, on saturated soil or before major rain events is not a good practice, even if storages are full. Continue reading Nutrient Application: Timing Matters
From sprayers101.com. By Jason Deveau, OMAFRA.
Sprayer operators recognize the importance of matching their sprayer settings to the crop to optimize efficacy. For example, spraying a protective fungicide in field tomato should require a different approach from spraying a locally systemic insecticide in staked peppers. Knowing this, many operators make ad hoc changes and then wait to “see if it worked”. A process is required that empowers the operator to make systematic changes to their program and assess coverage immediately. Continue reading How to assess spray coverage in vegetable crops
Featuring over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields, the Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops is now available in the following formats. Continue reading Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops
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Established in 2014, the Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers, gives farmers a tax credit valued at 25 per cent of the fair market value of the agricultural products they donate. Community food programs, like the student nutrition program, also benefit by receiving more fresh local food for distribution to Ontario families.
This credit helps to ensure that more locally grown food ends up on people’s plates, and that includes the people who need it most in our communities.
To get the credit, you must: Continue reading Tax Credit for Ontario Farmers who Donate Fresh Food