New Virus in Greenhouse Crops: Important Info Sessions Available Tues and Thurs

ToBRFV is a new virus on the greenhouse scene.

A new, potentially serious plant virus – the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus – is moving through crops across Europe and the U.S.  As this virus can affect both tomatoes, peppers, and potentially some floral hosts, OMAFRA is running information workshops in Niagara and Leamington to answer grower questions about potential threats to our industry.

Read on for a description of the virus and workshop dates.

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

Foliage of cut roses covered with mycellial mats causes by powdery mildew infection.

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.

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Updates on Ornamental Disease Webinar Series, “Let’s Talk Disease”.

Screen shot of advertisement for the first webinar in the series, featuring John Lea-CoxWe are ecstatic to report that the webinar series “LET’S TALK DISEASE”  hosted by Greenhouse Canada Magazine and OMAFRA has had high interest and participation from growers.

Running from March to late April, this series covers topics from sanitation measures, to the most effective fungicides for persistent pests like powdery mildew.

Keep reading for and UPDATED list of dates and exciting speakers, and how you can view presentations you might have missed

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Have a greenhouse improvement you need funded? The next Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) intake has been announced

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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

Webinar Series on Ornamental Disease Control Starts March 14!

Mar 14 Cultural Controls Webinar ArtRankled 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.

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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: