Category Archives: Specialty Vegetables

Presidio Fungicide Registered for Basil, Hops and Edible-Podded Beans

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and … Continue reading

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2018 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumber Crops — ONvegetables

Specialty cucurbit growers may be interested in the following InfoSheet on downy mildew control strategies in cucumber crops written by Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist.  Note that not all products registered on cucumber for downy mildew are registered on all … Continue reading

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Thank you for subscribing to ONspecialtycrops. Help us to improve our service to you by providing feedback which will be used to direct our focus for the upcoming year. This should take one to three minutes of your time.  Click … 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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Small Plot Irrigation: Are You Applying Enough?

Many specialty crop and market garden growers have small acreages in production and may not have full irrigation systems for their crops. These growers often rely on water tanks carted through the field, garden hoses with sprinklers or other watering … Continue reading

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Irrigation Update – June 24, 2016

By Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA Water Quantity Engineer The month of May and the first 2 weeks of June have been extremely dry (<40% of avg rainfall).  The areas of Niagara and Peterborough are of particular concern because of lengthy dry … Continue reading

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Forecasting Frost Events – Comparison of Weather Forecast Sites

Frost events have been increasing in recent years and growers of a wide range of crops have been implementing different frost mitigation measures to protect their crops. For some frost mitigation strategies, reliable forecasts beyond the same day are not … Continue reading

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