On May 14, 2020 the ministry announced the launch of the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers. However, many in the greenhouse sector had already made pro-active improvements to workplace safety in light of Covid-19.
If you fall into that category, the program is now accepting applications for changes made as far back as March 15 2020. Applications are being accepted until funding runs out.
The program has also been simplified to provide faster assistance by eliminating pre-approval. Growers can now submit eligible expenses up to the farm maximum ($7500). This now includes accommodation and/or transport costs related to outbreak prevention. More program details can be found below and on the OMAFRA website. Continue reading “Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program Accepting Applications for On-Farm Changes Made in March”
This post was contributed to by Drs. Sarah Jandricic and Chevonne Dayboll.
Summer is in full swing, and so too are garden mums! Although generally an easy crop, there several tweaks you can make to help save headaches AND money.
This post has information to help you optimize your irrigation, fertilizer and pest management programs in garden mums.
Continue reading “Garden Mums – 2020 Production and Protection Tips”
Nursery and Floriculture Growers, Landscapers and Retail Garden Centres are all working hard to provide the kind of excellence in service and plant material that Ontarians have come to know and expect. As more horticultural businesses are opening up, we thought it would be helpful to review some of the resources that have been developed […]
via Resources To Help You Do Business During Covid-19 — onnurserycrops
How 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.
Example of the informative diagrams we try to create on ONFloriculture.
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Dr. Chevonne Dayboll is the Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA. Her work covers ornamental production and the greater greenhouse environment.
Dr. Sarah Jandricic is the Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist. Her work covers management of both insect and disease pests.
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.”
It’s that time of year again! Learn how to recognize important greenhouse pest species; discuss the benefits of sprays versus bios! All in the 1 day workshop on “Greenhouse IPM: Achieving Sustainable Biocontrol”, held on March 1 in Vineland.
For registration details, keep reading.
Continue reading “Upcoming IPM Workshop in Niagara”
In 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:
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”