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Ridgetown Horticulture Crops Field Research Assistants – Summer Job Posting

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

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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

This position will provide an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career in crop production, research or the agricultural service sector. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about diseases, insects, and agronomy on a wide range of vegetable crops commonly grown in Ontario. Continue reading Ridgetown Horticulture Crops Field Research Assistants – Summer Job Posting

Minor Use Label Expansion – Prowl H2O for transplant tomatoes on mineral soil

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.

Crop Target Rate (L/ha) Application Information PHI (days)
Transplanted field tomatoes Labeled weeds 2.2 Apply once as a broadcast surface application prior to transplanting tomatoes 21

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

Vegetable Summer Student Positions for OMAFRA in Guelph

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

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Proposal to update Roll Over Protection System safety standards in Ontario

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

Important Information Regarding the Sale and Use of Gramoxone Herbicide

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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.

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Spraying Dicamba in Canada

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…

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2017 summer job opportunities in Ridgetown with OMAFRA

2017 Horticulture Crop Summer Student Field Research Assistant Positions – Ridgetown

Organization:       Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Position Title:       Summer Student Field Research Assistant (3 positions)

Job Term:            Temporary (3 positions) for 16 – 18 weeks

Location:              Ridgetown, ON

Salary:                  $12.25 / hour, based on a 36.25 hour work week

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