Category Archives: Specialty Vegetables

Trianum P Biological Fungicide Label Expanded to Many Crops including Herbs and Cannabis

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 Trianum P Biological Fungicide for: the Suppression of Post-Emergence Damping Off Caused by Rhizoctonia … Continue reading

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Suspect you have herbicide resistant weeds? Participate in a genetic testing sampling project.

By Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture Do you suspect that you have herbicide resistant weeds on your farm?  If so, why not get them tested for free through a genetic testing sample project.  So far there are 16 … Continue reading

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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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Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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Frost Protection Resources — ONvegetables

With a stretch of cold weather coming up and many vegetable crops already planted, here are some resources on protecting your crop. Rebecca Shortt – OMAFRA Q. I don’t have complete sprinkler coverage and can’t frost protect (e.g. drip, traveling … Continue reading

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