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:

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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.

Knowledge About Nematodes: Free Webinar!

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Entomopathogenic nematodes infecting a thrips pupa. Photo courtesy of R. Buitenhuis.

New to nematodes and want to know how they can be successfully used to control thrips, fungus gnats and other pests?  Already using them, and want to get the most out of this IPM tool?  Then check out this webinar from GrowerTalks on Thursday December 13th at 1pm (EST).  

Here, the popular U.S.-based consultant Susanne Wainwright and experts from BASF will discuss Nematode 101 as well as current research and the efficacy of different formulations.   I highly encourage you all to check it out!