Category Archives: Herbs

Lavender Crop Update – Winter Damage Assessment – May 14, 2020

Hopefully winter is finally over. Thankfully the cold weather in April and early May kept plants from getting too advanced and likely prevented significant damage to the lavender over the past week. The only plants that may have damage are … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Calculations for Lavender

The notion that lavender does not need or like fertilizer has been proven false. While lavender seems to survive fine without fertilizer or irrigation, it definitely performs better with both. Your plants may look perfectly fine without fertilization but you … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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Frost Protection Resources — ONvegetables

With a stretch of cold weather coming up and many vegetable crops already planted, here are some resources on protecting your crop. Rebecca Shortt – OMAFRA Q. I don’t have complete sprinkler coverage and can’t frost protect (e.g. drip, traveling … Continue reading

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Pest Control Products Registered for Use on Ontario Lavender in the Greenhouse and the Field

There is a common myth that lavender does not have any pests and can actually repel pests from the garden. This often means that pest management is the last thing a grower thinks about when managing lavender. The reality is … Continue reading

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Aim Herbicide label expanded via Minor Use Program for control of weeds on mint in Canada — ONvegetables

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, GuelphThe Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Aim® Herbicide for control of labelled weeds on mint in Canada. Aim® Herbicide was already labeled … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update April 8, 2020

Although the winter got off to a sudden harsh start in early November, all indications so far suggest this has been a pretty good winter for lavender survival. Some new growth at the tips of the shoots was killed off … Continue reading

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