Soil Health in Ontario

New! OMAFRA has just released ‘New Horizons: Ontario’s Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy’ for public input.
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Fungicides, insecticides and herbicides labelled for nectarines

Several fungicide and insecticide labels have been expanded to include nectarines since 2016. The list of herbicides with nectarine on the label is also provided below.

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Access Pesticide Labels on your mobile device

You can now access Pesticide Labels on your mobile device with our new mobile application. You can save your searches and download product labels to your ‘Favourites’ for access, even when you are offline.

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Research Results Event: Hexanol and its role in enhancing post harvest shelf life in fruit

Please join us for an International Research Development Centre (IDRC) Project result session on Hexanal and its role in enhancing post-harvest shelf life in fruits including nanopackaging. Continue reading

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Workshop dates:  

  • November 23 – Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA
  • December 6 – Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Are you a farmer interested in different practices for maintaining soil health?

A team of researchers at Brock University and Wilfred Laurier University are investigating the effects of using agrominerals as a soil amendment, in combination with cover cropping. Trials have been conducted in a vineyard this year.

You are invited to attend one (or both) of the workshops to hear the results of this research. There will be a presentation made by those involved in the project as well as a Q&A session where you can share your thoughts/queries if you wish. There will be some optional written questionnaires to fill out regarding your thoughts on these practices.

These workshops are being held at Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Lincoln, L0R 2E0 on November 23rd and December 6th. Both workshops start at 8.30 am and will finish by 11 am. These workshops are free to attend and open to all. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP to Lydia Collas at You can also contact Lydia with any questions you have.

Using Agrominerals for Soil Amendment Workshop flyer (PDF)

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Reflex® Herbicide label expanded via Minor Use Program for control of labeled weeds on strawberries in Canada

New herbicide registered for strawberries through Minor Use Program.  Continue reading

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Grapevine viruses, September 2017

W. McFadden-Smith (OMAFRA), S. Poojari  and J.P. Parent (AAFC)

Symptoms of Grapevine leafroll disease (GLD), caused by a number of GLRaVs, are more apparent on red-fruited vinifera cultivars than whites and they vary based on variety of factors including environmental conditions, cultivar, age of the vines, stage and severity of (one or more than one virus) infection and viral load. Continue reading

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