Author Archives: AmandaGreen

About AmandaGreen

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

Do you have a water contingency plan?

Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA In 2016, many areas of the province saw very warm and dry conditions, creating challenges for horticulture and field crop producers. Many wells were still dry leading into the winter. In other … Continue reading

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Frost Protection Tools for Apples

Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA Buds are moving along quicker a week ahead compared to last year. With this earlier bloom, frost is a more pronounced concern.  At first pink to post bloom, blossom buds are at their most … Continue reading

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A new issue of the Orchard Network Newsletter is now available online

A new issue of Orchard Network newsletter is now available on the OMAFRA website. English: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/hort/news/orchnews/2017/on-0217.htm French: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/french/crops/hort/news/orchnews/2017/on-0217.htm Table of Contents

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Did you hear? We’ve made great improvements to the Agricultural Information Atlas!

Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor We’re excited to let you know about the latest updates that we made to the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). What is the AIA? It’s the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ (OMAFRA) free, … Continue reading

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New Cider Training Course at Brock University

Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) will be offering an intensive week-long course April 24-28. This will be an accredited program under the Cider Institute of North America’s (CINA) renowned training program developed by Peter Mitchell.  This program … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention for Farm Buildings

Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor Did you know? Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of farm building fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of farm fires.

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Call Before You Cut

Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor Municipalities are responsible for developing their own by-laws. Your municipality may have passed by-laws that determine if you can remove a tree from your land or woodlot. These by-laws may include conditions that affect … Continue reading

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