Author Archives: AmandaGreen

About AmandaGreen

Tree Fruit Specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

Cider Research Orchard Meeting and Tour- August 27th

The University of Guelph, Simcoe Station is hosting a Cider Research Orchard Meeting and Tour- August 27th. Details on the event can be found here: 2018 August 27 Cider Research Tour

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Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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Sun Browning Risk in Apples

Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA Temperatures are going to be hot this weekend and into next week. It will be hot enough to potentially cause sunburn damage.

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Guide to Weed Control Hort Crops 2018 – Pub 75B is Now Available

Kristen Obeid, Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture The OMAFRA Guide to Weed Control Hort Crops 2018 (Publication 75B) is available in the following formats:

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Apple Thinning and PGR Update

A full apple update will be coming soon. This update will be on thinning and growth control with apogee. 

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Quick Tests for Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist Herbicide resistant weeds are not a novelty anymore, they are the norm.  New cases of confirmed and suspected weed resistance to herbicides are steadily reported in all crops and cases of multiple resistances (weed … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program!

Have you developed and implemented a unique product or process that helps foster innovation in Ontario’s agriculture and food sector?  If so, you could be eligible to receive one of the following awards from the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program:

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