Category Archives: Culinary

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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How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Reported in Ontario

Basil downy mildew has been reported from a basil field in southwestern Ontario. Initial infection probably occurred within the last 2 weeks. Over the past five years, the average first report has been around August 1. Conventional basil growers should … Continue reading

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Managing Japanese beetles without chemicals – can it be done?

By Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA and Hannah Fraser, Entomology Program Lead – Horticulture, OMAFRA With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s once again Japanese beetle season.  Adult beetles are active in much of southern Ontario.  In … Continue reading

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Dealing with Frost Damage in Culinary Herbs

The frost on May 23 caused damage to the tips of many of the perennial herbs in the mint family in some areas of Ontario. Damage is mostly confined to the growing points and the leaves on the top 5 … Continue reading

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Delegate Insecticide Registered for Ginseng and Several Other Specialty Crops

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Delegate Insecticide for control of several additional insect pests on several crops in Canada including ginseng, basil, dill, … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Sessions at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention & Trade Show will be held February 18 and 19, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Ontario. The following are the specialty crop-specific sessions being held at the Convention: Thursday, February 19 at … Continue reading

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