Diagnostics from a Distance: 5 tips on how to get the answers you need

IMG_4760How do you get help in this day and age when your extension agent or consultant can’t just pop into your greenhouse and look at a problem with you? Although nothing can replace seeing an issue first-hand, there is still a way to get help with your pest and production issues from a distance.

This post will give you tips on key information you need to send, and how to take good photos, to make getting quick and accurate answers from experts easier via email or messaging.

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Feedback Time! How Useful do You Find ONFloriculture?

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Example of the informative diagrams we try to create on ONFloriculture.

Whether you’re regular a subscriber to ONFloriculture or just occasionally pop in for a floriculture update, we need to hear from you!

Let OMAFRA and the writers of the blog know how ONFloriculture is working for you by taking this 2 MINUTE survey.

This information is important to let us know what direction to take to serve you better. 

To take the survey click here ,  OR copy the following text into your brower’s search bar: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019onfloricultureblog

Thanks in advance for your time!

Sarah and Chevonne, writers of the ONFloriculture blog.

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Dr. Chevonne Dayboll is the Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA. Her work covers ornamental production and the greater greenhouse environment.

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Dr. Sarah Jandricic is the Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist.  Her work covers management of both insect and disease pests.

Reminder: LAST Webinar in “Let’s Talk Disease” Webinar Series Today.

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Powdery mildew in a cut rose production facility.

Please join us THIS AFTERNOON (TUES) at 2pm EST for our LAST webinar presentation.   Dr. Janna Beckerman of  Purdue University will covering disease control in cut flowers.

A reminder that All webinars are FREE – all they require is registration.  Please go to https://www.greenhousecanada.com/webinars to sign up with your email.

Interested in ornamental disease webinars you may have missed?  See below for links to previously recorded presentations.

Continue reading “Reminder: LAST Webinar in “Let’s Talk Disease” Webinar Series Today.”

Upcoming Resources for Farmers and Mental Health

stressed farmerIn honour of #bellletstalk day, click here to get an update on “In the Know”, a mental health literacy course designed specifically for farmers.   The pilot course will  soon be available by researchers at the University of Guelph.

You may remember last year’s post on some of their stunning research; like how 45% of Canadian farmers indicated they were under high levels of stress and many are suffering from anxiety and depression.   Some of you may even have participated in interviews that will help these researchers in developing online material to support growers.

If you need help TODAY, here are some resources you can reach out to:

Managing Million Bells: 2019 Updates

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This post was originally written by Sarah Jandricic and Chevonne Carlow in 2017. Updates to the post are in blue.

It’s that time of year again, when baskets of Million Bells (Calibrachoa) are going up in the greenhouse.  Here’s how to deal with and prevent some of their most common issues. Continue reading “Managing Million Bells: 2019 Updates”

A New Blog is On the Block for Greenhouse Vegetables!

The family of blogs contributed to by OMAFRA staff has just grown by one more!

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The new ONGreenhouseVegetables blog can be accessed here.  I encourage you to share with your clients, friends and stakeholders growing greenhouse vegetables.  By subscribing to the blog (click the “follow” button), you’ll get the latest news and info on greenhouse veggies straight in your inbox, and can leave feedback to help drive the direction of the blog.