Category Archives: Quinoa

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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2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium is Going Online with Free Registration!

The 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium will be taking place from August 17-19, 2020. This year the symposium will be in an online format with free registration. The symposium will include live keynotes, recorded field walks, interactive poster sessions, and … Continue reading

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Ontario quinoa growers receive emergency use registration for Coragen Insecticide for control of beet webworm

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an emergency use registration request for Coragen Insecticide for control of beet webworm on quinoa. This product can only be used in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba until October … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar: 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium

The dates and  draft program for the 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium have been released for 2020. This second symposium is a follow-up to the first meeting held by Washington State University (WSU) in 2013, the International Year of Quinoa. … Continue reading

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Quinoa Crop Update – August 16, 2018

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Horticulture Integrated Pest Management Specialist At this point in the growing season we typically receive calls from quinoa growers about goosefoot groundling moth (Scrobipalpa artiplicella), tarnished plant bug (TPB) (Lygus … Continue reading

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Herbicide Screening Trials for Ontario Grown Quinoa

Early season weed management is a limiting factor for quinoa production in Ontario. Currently there are no registered herbicides for use on the crop in Canada which is a concern for the commercial development of locally produced quinoa.    In 2015, … Continue reading

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