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.
Check out these five new titles on our Soil Health in Ontario web page:
- Adding Organic Amendments
- Erosion Control Structures
- Cropland Retirement
- Soil Health in Ontario
- Field Windbreaks
Continue reading New, free soil health publications
These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year.
To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.
Planning is underway for the scout training workshop for hops. Details will be provided soon.
Introduction to IPM
- May 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Conference Rm 1, 2 and 3, 1st Floor,1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
- Workshop Leader: Denise Beaton
- Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day).
VEGETABLE CROPS Continue reading OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2017
District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present…….
The 41st Annual Tomato Day
Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Countryview Golf Course
25393 St. Clair Rd. (Hwy 40), Dover Centre, ON
Admission: $30 (includes educational program, trade show, hot lunch).
No preregistration required.
Program: Continue reading Tomato Day 2017
From the OMAFRA Ag Business Update
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.
Healthy agricultural soils are essential in order to ensure ongoing productivity and competitiveness in Ontario’s agri-food sector as well as food security for the province and the world. Both security of food supply and nutritional quality of foods can, in part, be influenced by soil health. Continue reading Developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario
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
August 4, 2016
1 pm – 6 pm Continue reading Grow your soil — Build your productivity