Category Archives: Lavender

Lavender Crop Update – July 21, 2017

Lavandins are reaching full bloom in many areas (Figure 1), while angustifolia cultivars are at the end of bloom. Most cultivars are past the best stage for flower bundle harvest, except for fresh bundles of lavandins. Harvest for essential oil … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 23, 2017

The first lavender cultivars are close to bloom in some areas and the harvest season will begin shortly (Fig. 1). For bundles and buds, it is best to harvest near the time the first buds begin to open. This is … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 9, 2017

Finally it is warming up and lavender should progress very quickly over the next week. The earliest cultivars are starting to show bud colour (Fig. 1), which suggests the beginning of bloom is about 2 weeks away. It is looking … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – May 5, 2017

Lavender growers should recognize that this is not good weather for the crop. Lavender does not like “wet feet” and flooded and saturated soils should be avoided. If water is pooling in the fields, you need to consider finding a … 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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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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