The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is rolling out a total of 21 new soil health publications. These publications provide best management practices to help you preserve and conserve soil while improving soil health and crop production.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy. Specifically, OMAFRA is seeking feedback on a Discussion Document that outlines a draft vision, goals and objectives for the strategy.
Thursday, September 1, 2016 (Registration extended to Monday, Aug. 29 at 12 noon)
London area, Middlesex
8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Join the OMAFRA Soil Team as we delve into the wealth of information at your fingertips from soil maps and aerial photography to field interpretations. Explore the connections between soil health, soil type and management system to develop field specific strategies. Continue reading Soil Management Workshop→
Update: Time change for the Chatham-Kent Tomato Field Tour – Thursday August 4th
Please note that the start time has been changed to 1:00 p.m. (instead of 2:00) on Thursday, August 4th Registration will now be from: 12:30pm-1:00pm at the Dresden Arena. Dinner will be served at Crothers Park, Wallaceburg at 5:15pm, which you are welcome to stay for, or take with you “to-go”.
A processing tomato field tour across Chatham-Kent
The Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association is taking nominations for their 2017 OSCIA Soil Champion Award. To be eligible, an individual must be a resident of Ontario or have contributed to soil management in a way that directly influences improved soil health and crop production sustainability in Ontario.
Deadline for nominations is September 1, 2016. Learn more and see previous champions at the OSCIA website.
District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present…….
The 40th Annual Tomato Day
Friday, March 4, 2016 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Roma Club “Pavilion Hall” (behind main building)
19 Seacliff Drive E., Leamington, ON
Admission: $30 (includes educational program, trade show, hot lunch).
No preregistration required.
8:00 am Registration, refreshments and trade show
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks, Ron Van Damme, OPVG District 1 Chair
8:40 am GLASI – A New Program With New Opportunities For Your Farm!, Margaret May, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
9:00 am Building Better Soil Health for Production – what Michigan Potato Growers have learned, George Bird, Michigan State University
10:00 am BREAK AND TRADE SHOW
10:15 am Weed Management, Darren Robinson, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph
11:00 am Phosphorus – Science And Solutions, Deanna Németh, OMAFRA
11:30 am Phosphorus and Soil Health for Ontario Tomato Producers – a new project, Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA
11:40 am Spray Penetration – Helping it Sink In, Jason Deveau, OMAFRA
12:00 pm The Chlorothalonil Re-evaluation, Craig Hunter, OFVGA
12:20 pm Tomato Update, OPVG
12:35 pm LUNCH AND TRADE SHOW
CCA Continuing Education Credits have been applied for.
Special thanks to our sponsor for coffee and donuts: Setteringtons Fertilizer Ltd.
Information for commercial vegetable production in Ontario