Category Archives: All Specialty Crops

Trianum P Biological Fungicide Label Expanded to Many Crops including Herbs and Cannabis

By Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Trianum P Biological Fungicide for: the Suppression of Post-Emergence Damping Off Caused by Rhizoctonia … Continue reading

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Suspect you have herbicide resistant weeds? Participate in a genetic testing sampling project.

By Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture Do you suspect that you have herbicide resistant weeds on your farm?  If so, why not get them tested for free through a genetic testing sample project.  So far there are 16 … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … Continue reading

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Health Canada is seeking feedback from the cannabis industry on a financial relief proposal.

The following information is from a communication I received from Health Canada that should be of interest to all Canadian licenced cannabis producers. Health Canada recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created exceptional challenges that are being felt across the … Continue reading

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New Product Registrations for Suppression of Powdery Mildew on Field-Grown Cannabis and Hemp in Canada

Cyclone and Lacto-san fungicide and bactericide labels expanded via Minor Use Program for suppression of powdery mildew on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the … Continue reading

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Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide Approved for use on Field Grown Cannabis and Industrial Hemp

Bioprotec Plus Biological Insecticide label expanded via Minor Use Program for control of box tree moth on boxwood and caterpillar pests on field-grown cannabis and hemp in Canada Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency … Continue reading

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