GrowON Webinar “Squeaky Clean Start to 2023” Now Available on Demand.
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
3d ago
Getting off on the right foot in the new year is important personally AND in your greenhouse, especially when it comes to pest management. Two of our Canadian greenhouse experts gave some great talks on where, when and how to sanitize in your greenhouse to avoid pest outbreaks, and new research findings on dipping vegetative cuttings to reduce incoming pests. If you missed this webinar last week, see how you can watch a recoding of this Grow ON Webinar, below. Free Webinar in GROW ON Series When: Originally recorded Thursday – Jan. 19, 2023, 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET Who: To bleach or not to bleach ..read more
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Upcoming Webinar: New Trade Opportunity for Canadian Floriculture and Nursery Growers
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
1w ago
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Canadian Trade Commissioner in the US, are hosting an upcoming webinar with US retailer, Lidl US on January 23rd. Lidl is a German international discount retailer chain that opened its first US grocery store in 2017, and are currently looking to purchase Canadian products under its private label brand. Products they are interested in include houseplants and other products from the floriculture and nursery sectors that are export ready. To learn more about this meeting, see the details below. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Pleas ..read more
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Upcoming Webinar: “Squeaky Clean Start to 2023”
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
3w ago
Getting off on the right foot in the new year is important personally AND in your greenhouse, especially when it comes to pest management. Join two of our Canadian greenhouse experts for some great talks on where, when and how to sanitize in your greenhouse to avoid pest outbreaks, and new research findings on dipping vegetative cuttings to reduce incoming pests. More details can be found below on how to register for this joint event between Michigan State Extension and OMAFRA’s Grow ON Webinar series. Free Webinar in GROW ON Series When: Thursday – Jan. 19, 2023, 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET Who: To bl ..read more
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Looking Ahead to 2023: Preparing for Spring Crops
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
2M ago
This post was jointly written by Dr. Chevonne Dayboll and Dr. Sarah Jandricic It’s hard to believe, but as the first snow hits the ground here in Niagara, that means its time to think about spring crops again! This post gathers some of the most important things to plan and prep for in the greenhouse, including ordering inputs, preventative maintenance, and your pest management and PGR plans! Think of this post as your “to-do” check list for the month of December, as the time to plan all this is NOW, before your spring production begins. We’ve also linked to some helpful videos we’ve recorded ..read more
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Unwanted Pesticide Disposal – Locations and Dates for Fall 2022
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
4M ago
Cleanfarms Ontario is offering free disposal of unwanted pesticides. Please consider this option for remaining pesticides that will not be registered after 2022! Recently expired ornamental pesticides include Ambush 50EC (last date of use: 2021). What’s Being Collected: Locations / Dates: In general, pesticides will be collected in Northern Ontario from September 12 to 16, and in Southern Ontario from September 19 to 27. PLEASE see the poster below for specific dates and locations for your region. You can also check out cleanfarms.ca for more details, or download the poster here: 2022 ..read more
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REMINDER: GrowON Webinar on Onion Thrips Control TOMORROW! (Thurs Aug. 25th)
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
5M ago
Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) are an increasing pest of greenhouse ornamentals, strawberries, vegetables, and even cannabis. Why is this, and what can growers do about it? To learn more about this emerging pest, register for the latest GrowON webinar – a webinar series JUST for covered crops! Click on the image to register or see the link below! Who: Ashley Summerfield, Senior Research Technician in the Biocontrol Lab at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and recent M.Sc. recipient from the University of Guelph. If you don’t know by now, Ashley is our resident thrips expert (including ..read more
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GrowON Webinar, Thurs Aug. 25th: What We Know About Onion Thrips as Pest of Covered Crops
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
5M ago
Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) are an increasing pest of greenhouse ornamentals, strawberries, vegetables, and even cannabis. Why is this, and what can growers do about it? To learn more about this emerging pest, register for the latest GrowON webinar – a webinar series JUST for covered crops! Click on the image to register or see the link below! Who: Ashley Summerfield, Senior Research Technician in the Biocontrol Lab at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and recent M.Sc. recipient from the University of Guelph. If you don’t know by now, Ashley is our resident thrips expert (including ..read more
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Free Access to Mental Health Counselling for Farmers
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
6M ago
Farming can be a uniquely stressful situation, and many farmers don’t know where to turn when they are experiencing workplace, financial, or family stress. Ontario is now offering a new service that caters to the unique concerns of farmers. Read on for more information about Ontario’s Farmer Wellness Initiative, as well as for other farmer-centric mental health resources. It’s never too soon or too late to ask for help. Why is Farmer Mental Health Critical? Farmers are typically under more stress than the general population. Resources specific to their situations and stressors are needed. The ..read more
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Where Do Most of Your Thrips Come From? The Answer May Surprise You.
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by Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
6M ago
Are you thrips numbers on the rise? Sometimes your thrips biocontrol program is working great. Other times, it seems to get completely overwhelmed.  Thrips often get out of control in Summer, when fall crop production is ramping up. But why is this? Several factors can contribute to rising thrips numbers, but the major reason involves HOW and WHEN thrips like to invade your greenhouse. Read on to learn about this, and what you can do to stay on top of thrips this summer! Where Do Thrips Come From? From Incoming Plant Material: OMAFRA summer student Elizabeth Huber-Kidby washing mum cuttin ..read more
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3 Secrets of Irrigation Water Taking Permits Revealed
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by Chevonne Dayboll, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist, OMAFRA
7M ago
Do you supplement your greenhouse irrigation water supply with well, canal or lake water in the summer months? If so, you need a Permit to Take Water! Read on for helpful tips, contact information and commonly asked questions from our engineering colleagues. 1. If you irrigate, from any water source in Ontario, you need a Permit To Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP). (Not really a secret after all!) What if it’s a pond on the farm property, not connected to anything?  YES, you still need a PTTW What if it’s just a sand point well? YES, you sti ..read more
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