Job Ad: 2018 Horticulture Crop Summer Student Field Research Assistant Positions (up to 3 positions in Ridgetown) Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Position Title: Summer Student Field Research Assistant Job Term: Temporary for 16 – 18 weeks Location: Ridgetown, ON Salary: $14.85/ hour, based on a 36.25 hour work week Closing Date: February 2, 2018
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.
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
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking comments on its proposal to amend Regulation 369, under the Farm Implements Act to reflect the harmonization of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for Roll Over Protection Systems (ROPS) on agricultural machinery. You can review the proposed revisions and submit your comments on the Regulatory Registry website. Comments can be submitted until May 23, 2017. Continue reading Proposal to update Roll Over Protection System safety standards in Ontario→
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently conducted a Special Review of Paraquat and concluded that changes to the Gramoxone® Liquid Herbicide with Wetting Agent, Reg. No. 8661 (i.e. “Gramoxone”) product formulation and packaging are required. As a result of this decision, a phase-out of the current product is being implemented.
This is one to review and share! A very educational slide show from Jason at Sprayers101.com
There’s been unprecedented demand for information regarding the safe and effective application of the new dicmaba products registered in Canada in late 2016. In response, every extension agent, agrichemical rep and researcher with any know-how on the subject has spent the last year (or more) speaking at grower meetings. I, for one, am fairly certain…