Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention: Field vegetable program

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held at Brock University in St. Catharines on February 23-24, 2011.  For full details, visit the convention website.  The field vegetable program spans the two days.  We have an exciting line-up of speakers planned (see program).  Here are some highlights: Continue reading Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention: Field vegetable program

Four season high tunnel vegetable production workshop in Ohio

If interested, you’ll want to register today for the Ohio “Four Season High Tunnel Vegetable Production” Workshop. The program will be held 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the Dutch Heritage Restaurant (720 State Route 97 West) in Bellville, Ohio (at exit 165 on I-71, 45 minutes north of Columbus).

The program will emphasize principles and practices for using high tunnels effectively, especially year-round. Whether they use high tunnels primarily to lengthen main-season growing and marketing periods or also to supply product for increasing markets through the fall and winter, all growers stand to benefit from this program. Continue reading Four season high tunnel vegetable production workshop in Ohio

High tunnel and season extension webinars: recorded versions now online

OMAFRA participated with the Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group in providing a series of webinars on high tunnels and season extension for vegetable crops.  If you were unable to participate interactively in the live webinars, you can view the recordings of the webinars online.  Visit http://glvwg.ag.ohio-state.edu/projects.php#seasonextension for links to the recordings and to the handouts.  You can also see the agenda for each session.  This is also handy for those who participated and want to review some of the content.

Disease update: tomato corky root and vine decline

Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Specialist, Ridgetown

Research by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph, and OMAFRA through 2009 and 2010 has uncovered considerable new information about what we are calling the tomato vine decline complex and corky root rot.

An updated infosheet on the subject is now available: Disease Update 2010: Tomato Corky Root and Vine Decline.

A handy way to stay up-to-date

There are a lot of ag-related blogs, news feeds, twitterers, and assorted online information channels that one could follow to stay connected.  It’s handy to have this information come to you instead of having a list of websites that you need to visit regularly to see what’s new, but it can still take time to check your e-mail notices, twitter account, RSS feed reader, and other tools.

I find it handy to set up a personalized homepage where I can see my new information as it comes in.  If you have a Google account, you can set up an iGoogle page, as I have done. Continue reading A handy way to stay up-to-date

Information for commercial vegetable production in Ontario