Category Archives: Lavender

Lavender Content at the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention (OFVC) takes place on Feb 19-20 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year the OFVC will feature both the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Lavender Association … Continue reading

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Early Winter Injury to Lavender – November 21, 2019

At this time of year, plants are still in the process of entering dormancy and are not as hardy as they would be in mid-winter. The recent, sudden cold snap has been very hard on many perennials including lavender because … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Lavender Crop Update – July 20, 2018

Lavandin cultivars are in full bloom across the province, while bloom of angustifolia cultivars is starting to wind down. Now is a good time to harvest angustifolias for essential oil. Bundle and bud harvest of lavandins should be winding down, … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 22, 2018

Angustifolia cultivars of lavender are approaching the beginning of bloom in many areas. Many fields are full of colourful buds, but bloom doesn’t begin until the flower petals emerge from the buds and open. Harvest for buds and dried bundles … Continue reading

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