Any potato grower interested in new potato varieties for fresh, specialty, french fry or chip are invited to the AAFC potato variety release open house:
Wednesday, February 14
95 Stone Road (Lab Services Building)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
More information on how the process works can be found HERE
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Vanessa Currie (email@example.com) 519-824-4120 ext 56160
Variety viewing begins at 11:00 with a free lunch and a short session of informative presentations. The schedule for the speakers can be found below.
In a packing facility, water is used to move, cool and wash vegetables and fruits. This water must be managed in a way that promotes environmental stewardship and ensures compliance with food safety and environmental regulations.
The manual provides vegetable and fruit packers with a strategy to select and manage washwater treatment equipment based on a water management plan. It also shows why good washwater management on the farm or at the packing facility is important.
Click on the cover above or follow the link below to view the manual.
The Program for the 2018 Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show has been finalized.
Check out the amazing lineup of speakers for this year’s conference and make sure you register your spot soon. Registration forms can be downloaded HERE or found below.
Jim Chaput – OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registration for Prowl® H2O Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on transplanted field tomatoes grown in mineral soil in Canada. Prowl® H2O Herbicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several weeds.
This minor use project was submitted by Ontario as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel.
The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should be making weed management decisions within a robust integrated weed management program and should consult the complete label before using Prowl® H2O Herbicide.
|Transplanted field tomatoes
||Apply once as a broadcast surface application prior to transplanting tomatoes
Prowl® H2O Herbicide is toxic to aquatic organisms and non-target terrestrial plants. Do not apply this product or allow drift to other crops or non-target areas. Do not contaminate off-target areas or aquatic habitats when spraying or when cleaning and rinsing spray equipment or containers. In field tomatoes, do not apply Prowl® H2O Herbicide more than once in two consecutive years.
Follow all other precautions, restrictions and directions for use on the Prowl® H2O Herbicide label carefully.
For a copy of the new minor use label contact your local crop specialist, regional supply outlet or visit the PMRA label site https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/pesticides-pest-management/registrants-applicants/tools/pesticide-label-search.html
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a Minor Use label expansion of Delegate Insecticide for suppression of flea beetles on several root vegetables. Crops added to the label:
- Oriental Radish
Delegate was already labeled for control of diamondback moth, cabbage looper and imported cabbageworm on these crops.
The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Delegate Insecticide.
||Max. # of Applications per year
||Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI)
- Oriental Radish
|Flea Beetles (suppression)
Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Delegate label carefully.
Job Posting: Field Research Assistant – Pest Management Scout in Vegetable Crops
Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch
Position Title: Student – Field Research Assistants in Vegetable Crops
Job Term: Temporary (3 positions) for up to 18 weeks
Location: 1 Stone Road W, Guelph, Ontario
Salary: $14.85 / hour, based on a 36.25 hour work week
Closing Date: January 12, 2018
Continue reading Vegetable Summer Student Positions for OMAFRA in Guelph
The program for the 2018 Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show has been posted.
Check out the amazing lineup of speakers for this year’s conference and make sure you register your spot soon.