Author Archives: Sean Westerveld

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA

Ginseng Crop Update May 11, 2018

Ginseng plants are finally beginning to emerge through the straw. There has been a lot of shade damage in some fields due to the wind storm on May 4. For growers with extensive damage that is not fully repaired yet, … Continue reading

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You Suspect Herbicide Drift – Now What?

Originally posted on ONfruit:
Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture, Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA IPM Specialist – Horticulture, Karl Soetemans, MOECC Pesticide Specialist – Southwest Region With the new 2,4-D- and dicamba-tolerant crop technology available in field crops, horticulture…

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“Bee” responsible with pesticide sprays

Originally posted on ONfruit:
Horticultural crops cannot be produced commercially without the use of pesticides to manage the impacts of insects and pathogens. Growers recognize the importance of pollinators and in some cases, rely on bees for pollination. Growers are…

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Lavender Crop Update: Assessing Winter Damage April 24, 2018

With spring finally arriving, it will soon be time to assess how well lavender has survived the winter. This was a harsh winter for lavender, with extreme cold in December and January, a quick melt and flooding in February, and … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update and New Fungicide Registrations – April 20, 2018

It is will be no surprise to ginseng growers that emergence of ginseng will be late this year, but how late will it be? We have had snow this late in the season before, and sometimes well into May, but … Continue reading

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2018 OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops

Originally posted on ONfruit:
The following FREE workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year or looking to refresh their IPM knowledge. To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. Planning is underway…

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2018 Presentations are now Available Online

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The presentation slide decks from the 2018 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention  (OFVC) are now posted online. They can be found on the OFVC website.  ?

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