Need a refresher on
specific pests of floriculture, and what to do about them? Want to see how Canada – a world leader in biological control in ornamental crops – does things?
Then the following
IPM training videos, made by specialists and consultants in Ontario, are for you!
Keep reading to
learn how to access these videos, and the topics they cover. Continue reading
Access to migrant workers as a key source of Ontario’s
agricultural labour is a current a source of worry for many growers, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
OFVGA and OMAFRA are joining forces to bring you 3 talks to update you on the situation and provide resources. So keep your calendars open on Feb 11th.
Pre-registration is required for this free webinar. Continue reading
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Covid-19 is going anywhere in Spring 2021.
Given that it’s the upcoming
busy season for floriculture operations and workers, here’s a look at some upcoming webinars related to Covid safety, worker compensation, and surviving as a business during Covid.
So keep your
calendars open on Feb 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 17th! More information on these webinars and registration can be found below. Continue reading
Just in time for spring, the University of Florida has released their list of upcoming greenhouse themed online courses for the summer of 2019.
There are three courses available through the summer: Greenhouse 101, Nutrient Management 1 and Nutrient Management 2. All three courses are offered in both English and Spanish.
The next CAP intake
for producers, processors and other agri-businesses is March 22 through May 6.
Please see the link
here for the news release.
information will be available on the websites of the and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on or before Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association March 8, 2019. Examples of projects that can be funded under CAPS include:
Innovative improvements to your greenhouse that promote biosecurity and limit the spread of insect pests from imported plant material
Education, planning and training projects that improve plant health
Preventing field pests from accessing your crop (e.g. screening)
Upgrades to sanitation and work-flow that prevent spread of pathogens
and other projects, as long as they promote plant health and safety!
Next Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) Intake has been Announced — onspecialtycrops
Our extension colleagues at Michigan State University are offering an online course on Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting. The course works at your
own pace, and can be completed anytime between December 2016 and February 2017. Lots of information is available, and the course covers topics by Dr. Erik Runkle who gave some excellent talks at this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Continue reading
For those of you that missed my webinar on “Thrips Control: from Propagation to Pocketbook”, it is now available for free on the Greenhouse Canada Magazine website.
Keep reading for more details and a
link to the talk. Continue reading
Predatory mites are integral to greenhouse biocontrol programs.
Experts at Michigan State and Kansas State are now offering a fall term of the
pre-recorded online course on Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.
enrollment period is open until Oct. 14, 2016, where the course will then be available until Jan. 13, 2017. Keeping reading for more details.