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Nursery Growers: Register Now for Short Course!

It’s that time of year, the annual Nursery Growers Short Course is right around the corner. This year, short course is back in-person and will be held on Friday February 10, 2023. We also have a new location; Landscape Ontario … Continue reading

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Do you grow Boxwood? Listen up!

Nurseries who grow and ship Boxwood, please read. This post provides important information on new proposed requirements and an opportunity to provide feedback to CFIA. In November of 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) added Box Tree Moth to … Continue reading

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Hello & nice to meet you!

Hi everyone, My name is Cassie and I’m the new Nursery and Landscape Specialist with OMAFRA. As many of you know, after 23 years in the role, Jen Llewellyn has moved onto other opportunities outside of OMAFRA. While nobody could … Continue reading

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2022 Ontario Nursery Growers Short Course focuses on Production! Production! Production!

Join us ONLINE for the 2022 Ontario Nursery Growers Short Course This year’s theme is – Production! Production! Production! The speaker program is sure to add to your growing success!

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Don’t Miss The Nursery Grower-Garden Centre Virtual Town Hall Tuesday Nov. 9th!

What do consumers value most when purchasing nursery plants? Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Marketing& Consumer Studies department at the University of Guelph have partnered to better understand the factors consumers consider and value when purchasing nursery plants. … Continue reading

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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying Where Black Locusts are in Flower Bud!

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow-brown spots on leaves?

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Apply for Covid-19 Funding: Application Webinar on Feb 2, 2021

Reposted from ONFloriculture Have you applied for OMAFRA’s Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program (EAWPP), to help mitigate risks and costs from COVID??? If not, there’s still time! Funding continues to be available until February 26th, 2021 on a first come, first serve basis. Funding … Continue reading

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Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program: Additional Funding

On May 14, 2020 the ministry announced the launch of the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers.   The government has recently announced an additional $11.6 M in funding.

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Have You Seen This Red and Black Bug?

It looks like a boxelder bug doesn’t it?  Ah, but boxelder bugs have a lot more solid black on their wings.  Maybe a milkweed bug? No, they have red and black wings but no black circles like this one. Can’t … Continue reading

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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying Where Black Locusts are in Flower Bud!

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow-brown spots on leaves?

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