The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is rolling out a total of 21 new soil health publications. These publications provide best management practices to help you preserve and conserve soil while improving soil health and crop production.
Check out these five new titles on our Soil Health in Ontario web page:
- Adding Organic Amendments
- Erosion Control Structures
- Cropland Retirement
- Soil Health in Ontario
- Field Windbreaks
Continue reading New, free soil health publications
Here is a quick reference guide for insecticides registered on potatoes in Ontario. Use it as a guide only, always refer back to the label. Remember to rotate insecticide groups for resistance management.
Printable Potato Insecticide Activity Table
Continue reading Potato Insects – Insecticide Activity Table
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
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.
Kristen Obeid, Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture, OMAFRA
Published by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, the resource features over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields. The Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops is now available in the following formats:
These can be downloaded from the following website: http://fieldcropnews.com/2016/09/weed-id-guide-for-ontario-crops/
The publication was funded through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
Presentation slides from the 2017 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) are now posted online. Field vegetable content at this year’s OFVC included: Continue reading Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online