Category Archives: Specialty Vegetable Pest Management

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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Managing Japanese beetles without chemicals – can it be done?

By Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA and Hannah Fraser, Entomology Program Lead – Horticulture, OMAFRA With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s once again Japanese beetle season.  Adult beetles are active in much of southern Ontario.  In … Continue reading

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Brown marmorated stink bug update: distribution, monitoring and research

While we do not yet know whether brown marmorated stink bugs will be an economically important pest for specialty crops in Ontario, it is a good idea for specialty crop growers to monitor for this pest. BMSB will feed on … Continue reading

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Late blight update

Late blight has been confirmed in several locations in Ontario recently. See the post from ONVegetables for more information. While late blight is predominantly a problem on potato and tomato, specialty vegetable growers should be aware that tomatillo is also … Continue reading

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Delegate Insecticide Registered for Ginseng and Several Other Specialty Crops

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Delegate Insecticide for control of several additional insect pests on several crops in Canada including ginseng, basil, dill, … Continue reading

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Coragen Insecticide now registered on peanuts, artichokes and green onion subgroup

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of several URMULE registrations for Coragen Insecticide for control/suppression of several caterpillar pests of peanuts, globe artichokes and the green onion subgroup in Canada. The green onion subgroup (3-07B) includes some … Continue reading

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Vivando Fungicide now registered on hops and specialty cucurbits

From Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of  Vivando SC Fungicide for control/suppression of powdery mildew on several new crops, including cucurbits and … Continue reading

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