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!
via Next Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) Intake has been Announced — onspecialtycrops
Rankled by root rots? Mystified by mildews? Bothered by Botrytis? We’re here to help!
Greenhouse Canada Magazine and OMAFRA are proud to be co-hosting a webinar series on ornamental disease control. Running from March to late April, this series covers topics from sanitation measures you should be adding to your management program, to the most effective fungicides for persistent pests like powdery mildew.
Keep reading for our list of dates and exciting speakers.
Continue reading “Webinar Series on Ornamental Disease Control Starts March 14!”
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”
The family of blogs contributed to by OMAFRA staff has just grown by one more!
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.