Category Archives: Herbs

Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP) Training for Ginseng and Specialty Crop Growers

You grow ginseng or a specialty crop and have done so for years.  But if challenged can you prove your good work?   Good Agriculture and Collection Practices are a HACCP based On Farm Food Safety Program that was built by … Continue reading

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New herbicide registration for hops and herbs (including lavender and basil)

Just in time for the holidays,  the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Select® and Centurion® Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on some herbs and spices and hops in Canada. Containing the … Continue reading

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It’s Time to put Row Covers on Your Lavender

Ontario lavender growers should consider putting on row covers over lavender in the next two weeks. Row covers should be put on when lavender plants are mostly dormant, which usually occurs once night temperatures average below freezing. They definitely need … Continue reading

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Thank you for subscribing to ONspecialtycrops. Help us to improve our service to you by providing feedback which will be used to direct our focus for the upcoming year. This should take one to three minutes of your time.  Click … Continue reading

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Phytophthora Root Rot of Lavender: Management on Transplants

This is the time of year that many orders go into propagators for next year’s lavender planting.  Over the past two years there have been many reports of Phytophthora root rot on lavender, and many of these reports can be … Continue reading

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Phytophthora Root Rot of Lavender: Overwintering Potential

Last year there were several reports of Phytophthora root rot on lavender across southern Ontario and much of the United States. Symptoms of Phytophthora root rot begin as sections of plants wilting down in the middle of the growing season, … Continue reading

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Lavender Fertility and Irrigation Workshop – August 23

Lavender Ontario is hosting a Fertility and Irrigation Workshop on Tuesday, August 23 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Apple Hill Lavender, 1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre.  To register for this workshop, follow this link: https://mpilon.wufoo.com/forms/qxumboi1gzgq5q/ 

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