Seven insecticides are registered for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) management this season, including two emergency use registrations: Mako and Malathion 85 E. Thanks to Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, for working on these emergency use registration submissions.
About 50 students from Bluewater Coast Elementary in Hensall planted approximately 450 plants at a rain garden at Thompsons Limited in Hensall on Friday, June 15, 2018. This garden will protect and improve water quality by capturing runoff from surrounding buildings, parking lots, and roads, according to Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff. By including elementary students and placing the garden in a well-traveled area this garden can be used as an educational tool and as a demonstration garden
Katan Kitchens' award-winning Quinta Quinoa, the first Ontario producers and processors of quinoa, is proud to announce its partnership with PANGEA, an agricultural company in Quebec and Ontario, to test Quinta Quinoa in Quebec's productive soils.
Vineland – Flowers don’t usually spring to mind when Ontarians think of locally grown food, but that could soon be changing. Professional chefs have been using them for years and now researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) have teamed up with Freeman Herbs of Beamsville to look into what consumers prefer when it comes to edible flowers.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support for customers growing fruit and vegetables or operating wineries facing financial hardship as a result of recent widespread frost throughout all three Maritime provinces. In the first week of June, temperatures dropped to as low as -3 C., causing varying degrees of damage to fruit and vegetable crops in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. As a result, many customers may experience lower yields, reduced revenues and, in some cases, face higher operating costs.