Author Archives: Melanie Filotas

New fungicide available for hazelnut growers

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the registration for Quash Fungicide for suppression of eastern filbert blight on hazelnuts.  Quash contains the active ingredient metconazole, a group 3 fungicide, and therefore provides Ontario hazelnut growers with a new … Continue reading

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Using Ridomil for early season hop downy mildew control

With recent warm weather, hops are starting to emerge in many parts of the province, and growers are thinking about early season downy mildew control.  What follows are some answers to questions we often receive about using Ridomil in Ontario … Continue reading

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Pest Control Products for Hops 2017

Hot off the press is the updated list of pest control products registered for use on hops in Ontario for 2017.  The full list can be found by clicking on the link below.  New products this year include the insecticide … Continue reading

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New herbicide registration for hops and herbs (including lavender and basil)

Just in time for the holidays,  the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Select® and Centurion® Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on some herbs and spices and hops in Canada. Containing the … Continue reading

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Lavender Fertility and Irrigation Workshop – August 23

Lavender Ontario is hosting a Fertility and Irrigation Workshop on Tuesday, August 23 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Apple Hill Lavender, 1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre.  To register for this workshop, follow this link: https://mpilon.wufoo.com/forms/qxumboi1gzgq5q/ 

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Updated Hops Pest Control Products List

A number of new products have been registered on hops since I posted the 2016 Pest Control Product list to this blog last March.  I’ve updated the list to reflect these new products and posted it here. Hops Pesticides 2016 … Continue reading

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Reminder – July 20 Hops Sprayer Optimization Workshop

Achieving good coverage on a rapidly growing plant like hops can be a challenge, but poor coverage can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of pest control products, both conventional and organic.  Hop growers interested in improving their spray coverage are encouraged … Continue reading

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