Cleanfarms Ontario is offering free disposal of unwanted pesticides. Please consider this option for remaining pesticides that will not be registered after 2022! Recently expired ornamental pesticides include Ambush 50EC (last date of use: 2021).Continue reading “Unwanted Pesticide Disposal – Locations and Dates for Fall 2022”
Interested in learning more about effective spraying in controlled environment agriculture? Tune in at noon this Thursday with host Dr. Fadi Al-Daoud and co-host Dr. Andrew Wylie for a presentation by OMAFRA’s application specialist Dr. Jason Deveau specific to closed environments:Continue reading “OMAFRA Controlled Environment Agriculture Webinar Series: spraying in CEA – June 24, 12-1 pm”
The first installment of OMAFRA and MLTSD’s monthly webinar series is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 12 – 1pm ET. These webinars will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon.
Next week’s webinar is: Using Temporary Help Agencies and Employment Standards Webinar
When faced with a labour shortage, many employers in the agriculture sector turn to a temporary help agency (THA) for assistance. But did you know clients of agencies have legal obligations when using a THA? Before speaking with an agency, clients of agencies should find out what their responsibilities are under the ESA.Continue reading “Reminder: Using Temporary Help Agencies and Employment Standards Webinar June 22”
The OMAFRA Greenhouse Vegetable Specialist is continuing an exciting webinar series on technology in controlled environments!
This series is relevant to anyone producing in controlled environments – from vegetables, to herbs, cannabis and flowers. The second webinar tackles the use of black out curtains for light abatement in these systems, and how their use can impact plant production. Industry experts from AAFC, Hoogendoorn, Ludvig Svensson, Van der Ende Group and 360 Energy are all participating. so don’t miss the opportunity to hear from so many experts at once! This webinar covers each company’s approach to addressing challenges of production under curtain cover, and involves a panel-style discussion about integrating these systems.
Details on this installment of this webinar series can be found below.Continue reading “Controlled Environment Technology Webinar, Part 2: Managing Greenhouse Environments Under Blackout Curtains – March 12”
Need a refresher on IPM for specific pests of floriculture? Want to see how Canada – a world leader in biological control in greenhouse crops – does things?
Then this all day workshop is for you!
Keep reading for the topics we’ll be covering, and how to register. This workshop is applicable to participants from the U.S. and other countries besides Canada.Continue reading “REMINDER: Last Chance to Register for March 2nd Greenhouse IPM 101 Workshop (Online)”
As we are still mid-pandemic, Eco Habitat’s annual hands-on IPM Workshop will look a bit different this year!
Still your go-to resource for learning IPM basics, with the help of OMAFRA staff, it’s moving to Zoom!
Keep reading for the topics we’ll be covering, and how to register.Continue reading “Greenhouse IPM 101 Workshop: ZOOM Edition”
Please see below: Details on two upcoming webinars on how to apply for or renew a Permit to Take Water (PTTW) – Feb 22 & 23Continue reading “Permit to Take Water Workshops”
The OMAFRA Greenhouse Vegetable Specialist is putting together an exciting webinar series on technology in controlled environments!
This series is relevant to anyone producing in controlled environments – from vegetables, to herbs, cannabis and flowers. The first webinar tackles Artificial Intelligence in these systems. Industry experts from Koidra and Blue Radix — two companies working with Ontario producers — cover integrating AI into production to improve automation, yield and reduce errors. This webinar covers each company’s approach to agricultural AI and provides answers to producer questions.
Details on the first installment of this webinar series can be found below.Continue reading “Controlled Environment Technology Webinar Series – One to Watch!”
Interested in learning the latest opportunities for energy savings in your floriculture greenhouse? Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), the County of Essex, and Essex Region Conservation are hosting a workshop on January 26th to discuss energy savings in the greenhouse sector, with speakers from CI Energy Conservation, IESO, The University of Windsor, as well as ERCA and OGVG.
Read on for registration info, tentative agenda and an invitation from the organizers:Continue reading “Upcoming Workshop: Greenhouse Energy Savings”
Dealing appropriately with water issues is arguably one of the most important concerns facing today’s horticultural sector. There are numerous regulations at municipal, provincial and federal levels that govern access to water as well as the implications associated with run-off water.
Growers have responded by constructing elaborate pond and water recycling systems but are now challenged to maintain the quality of water in their pond systems to keep their modern irrigation systems operable.
In this webinar Dr. Jeanine West will share water quality management strategies based on her expertise and preliminary research findings. Time will be allocated for Q&A. Keep reading for registration information.Continue reading “Surface Water Quality Management Webinar for Growers – Jan 26”