Category Archives: Herbs

Basil Downy Mildew Confirmed in Ontario – July 28, 2020

Basil downy mildew has been confirmed in a home garden in Norfolk County. The symptoms first appeared in the past days, which means infection probably occurred over a week ago. It is likely that the disease is present in most … Continue reading

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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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Experiencing Strange Symptoms on Lavender? Lavender Crop Update July 10, 2020

Lavandula angustifolia cultivars are in full bloom in most of Ontario, with lavandins starting to bloom further south. Some cultivars are already past peak, progressing through bloom faster due to the hot conditions. It is becoming very dry in most … Continue reading

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Bioceres WP Registered for Use on Greenhouse-Grown Mint and Additional Greenhouse Crops

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 Bioceres WP Biological Mycoinsecticide for reduction in numbers of whiteflies, aphids and thrips on … 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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