Category Archives: Culinary

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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Updated OMAFRA Crop Protection Guides Available

The following updated crop protection and production guides are available for download and/or print. Many of these will be applicable to specialty crop growers as well.

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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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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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