Category Archives: Herbs

Lavender Content at the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention (OFVC) takes place on Feb 19-20 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year the OFVC will feature both the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Lavender Association … Continue reading

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Early Winter Injury to Lavender – November 21, 2019

At this time of year, plants are still in the process of entering dormancy and are not as hardy as they would be in mid-winter. The recent, sudden cold snap has been very hard on many perennials including lavender because … Continue reading

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Fall Considerations for Lavender

Summer is winding down, but vegetative growth of the lavender will continue for another month or more. This is a critical time for lavender when it has recovered from flowering in July and is now putting on new growth that … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Confirmed in Ontario – July 31, 2019

Basil downy mildew has been identified in Norfolk and Prince Edward Counties in Ontario and is likely to be present elsewhere over the next week. Basil downy mildew is a highly destructive disease that can completely defoliate a plant within … Continue reading

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Managing Winter-Damaged Lavender

This past winter has resulted in significant damage to most lavender cultivars of both Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula x intermedia (lavandins). Even plants that had row cover on them had damage. The damage to the top of plants is most … Continue reading

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Confine, Rampart and Phostrol Fungicides Registered for Suppression of Downy Mildew and Pythium Root Rot on Greenhouse-Grown Basil

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for ConfineTM, Rampart® and PhostrolTM Fungicides for suppression of downy mildew and pythium root rot on greenhouse-grown basil in … Continue reading

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Milstop Fungicide Registered for Suppression of Powdery Mildew on Field and Greenhouse Mint

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Milstop® Foliar Fungicide for suppression of powdery mildew on field and greenhouse mint in Canada. Milstop® Foliar … Continue reading

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