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
Day: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Place: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, ON
Cost: $150/person; $110 Soil & Crop Member
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