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National team will present latest information on biological control of spotted wing Drosophila – one hour webinar

Michigan researchers share the latest results on SWD management. Advertisements

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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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Tender Fruit and Grape Student positions available at Vineland Resource Centre for summer 2018

Position Title: Student – Tender Fruit and Grape Field Technician Job Term: Temporary (3 positions) for up to 18 weeks Location:  OMAFRA Vineland Resource Centre, Vineland, Ontario (Niagara Region, on the south shore of Lake Ontario, 1 hour south of Toronto) Salary:  $14.85/ … Continue reading

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Summer Student Positions Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Organization:    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Division/Branch:   Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch Position Title:   Student – Summer Research Assistant Job Term:   Temporary (6 positions) for up to 18 weeks Location:  OMAFRA Simcoe Resource Centre, Simcoe, … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars for these meetings and conferences in 2018.

Don’t miss these events coming up in the new year, including: -FarmSmart & NutrientSmart -North American Strawberry Growers Association -North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association Meeting -Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

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New resources for berry growers

New resources for raspberry and blackberry growers: -High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries guide for growers -Video Course for Commercial Blackberry Producers

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Spotted wing drosophila is an old pest, but new threat to peaches

When it comes to crops spotted wing drosophila (SWD) favor, small, soft fruits usually come to mind. But conversations on the AppleCrop listserv, have extended to SWD targeting intact peaches which is something entirely new for some regions of the … Continue reading

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