Category Archives: Herbs

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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Proving You Do It Right – A Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Training Workshop

The Ontario Lavender Association is hosting a GACP training workshop on February 22 in Simcoe. This workshop is open to growers of other crops that have similar challenges to lavender such as value-added product development, agri-tourism or on-farm sales. The … Continue reading

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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Basil, Hops and Edible-Podded Beans

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and … Continue reading

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