Author Archives: AmandaGreen

About AmandaGreen

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

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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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2018 Presentations are now Available Online

The presentation slide decks from the 2018 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention  (OFVC) are now posted online.

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Methods to Measure Labour Cost and Productivity in Orchards

John Van de Vegte, Engineering Specialist, BMP Technical Integration & Transfer, OMAFRA Labour Workbook Final Tree fruit production throughout the year can be broken down into a number of separate operations.  Some of these operations, such as pruning, thinning and … Continue reading

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Herbicides in Eastern Canada for Horticulture

Here is a poster on herbicides used in horticulture in Eastern Canada that lists herbicides and resistant weeds by herbicide group number and what counties these resistant weeds have been reported in. Herbicides in Eastern Canada for Horticulture

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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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