Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Specialist – Horticulture
Weedinfo.ca: If you are trying to identify a weed, find the newest information on herbicide resistance and other emerging issues in weed management you need to visit weedinfo.ca.
Provincial Weed Page: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/insects/weeds.html
Ontario Crop IPM: Know how and why it is important to scout and identify weeds, as well as diagnose herbicide injury. Continue reading Resources on weed management
Learn, participate and have your say
The proposed Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada was drafted together by governments, industry and others who play a role in safeguarding plant and animal health.
The strategy will protect plants and animals from new and emerging risks by focusing efforts more on prevention and increasing partner collaboration and coordination.
You are invited to join the conversation this month and contribute your ideas on the draft strategy. Continue reading Consultation for the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada
Field peppers are susceptible to a number of pests and disorders that can lead to fruit rots. This can make managing rots quite difficult. This article outlines some key points to understand about the variety of pests, disorders, and contributing factors that lead to fruit rots. Continue reading Pepper fruit rots
The International Plant Nutrition Institute has just released a new summary of best management practices for reduction of phosphorus losses for the major commodity crops of North America. Many of these practices are applicable to vegetable production, as well.
Find this and other plant nutrition resources at http://www.ipni.net/issuereview or go directly to the pdf.
The agri-food sector has always been innovative in running businesses, adapting practices and collaborating to compete in the world economy. To help spur and to celebrate this innovative spirit, the Government of Ontario created the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program.
Have you developed and implemented a unique product or process that helps foster innovation in Ontario’s agriculture and food sector? Apply and you could be eligible to receive one of these awards: Continue reading Now accepting applications for the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program!