The 67th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held March 28-29 at the Bradford and District Memorial Community located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. The conference is free and registration starts at 8:30. No pre-registration is required. For more details please see: http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html
From Ian McDonald, OMAFRA, Field Crops Unit:
Where NutrientSmart and FarmSmart in January dealt with the theory of soil management and nutrient use and management of inorganic nutrient sources, NutrientSmart 2.0 will explore the integration of organic amendments such as manures, biosolids, compost, green bin compost, and other sources into a systems approach to nutrient management planning for production in relation to soils. It will explore for both crop and livestock farmers and advisors how to source, apply, match and gain economic and environmental advantage from the use of these important and valuable sources of nutrients.
More information and registration can be found at www.farmsmartconference.com.
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.
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
Two draft action plans have been posted to Ontario’s Environmental Registry for public comments.
Comment Period: 60 days. Submissions may be made before May 09, 2017.
The draft Action Plan is posted for public input and can be found through this link. The Action Plan will be finalized no later than February 2018.
The 66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held April 12-13 at the Bradford and District Memorial Community located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. The conference is free and registration starts at 8:30. For more details please see: http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html
District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA will host the 41st annual Tomato Day on Thursday, March 2 at Countryview Golf Course, 25393 St. Clair Rd. (Hwy 40), Dover Centre, ON.
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
June 6, 2016 — Some topics are relevant year after year, but you might not always take the time to filter through previous posts to find them. I’ve highlighted some here that might be of interest this week. Click on the preview images below to jump to the articles. Continue reading Seasonal Topics – June 6, 2016