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 “Worried About Access to Farm Labour? This Webinar Can Help.”
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 “Upcoming Webinars: Surviving Covid-19, Workplace Inspections and WSIB.”
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. Continue reading “Online Training -Greenhouse Basics & Nutrient Management”
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.
More information will be available on the websites of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Associationand the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on or before 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!
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 “MSU Offering Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Course”
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 “Webinar Detailing Thrips Control Strategies Now on the Web.”
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.
The enrollment period is open until Oct. 14, 2016, where the course will then be available until Jan. 13, 2017. Keeping reading for more details.
For those of you who weren’t able to attend Vineland’s in-depth Thrips IPM Workshops this November, all the 411 is now up on GreenhouseIPM.org.
Here are the things you missed:
Preventing thrips ; Controlling thrips in propagation ; Monitoring for thrips successfully ; Improving mass-trapping with lures ; Using mites effectively ; Biopesticides for thrips ;How to keep your thrips bios happy ; Checking the quality of your bios ; Controlling thrips with pesticides? ; Thrips case-study in mums ; Economics of thrips biocontrol ; Effects of fertilizers and biostimulants on thrips
1. Greenhouse IPM
2. Worker Safety Practices
3. Application Methods and Equipment
4. Applying the Right Amount
To register call 1-800-652-8573, or sign up online at www.opep.ca