Category Archives: Sweet Potato Pest Management

Hornworms in sweetpotatoes

In the past couple of weeks, we have observed this individual feeding on sweet potato plants in the Simcoe area. Sweet potato producers who used to grow tobacco will likely recognize this as a hornworm, however it is not the same species … Continue reading

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Chateau herbicide now registered on sweet potatoes

From Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of Chateau Herbicide for control of weeds on sweet potatoes in Canada. Chateau® Herbicide was already labeled … Continue reading

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Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out … Continue reading

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Revus now registered on basil and ginseng

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Revus® Fungicide for control of downy mildew of basil and phytophthora blight and root rot of ginseng. Revus® Fungicide was already approved in … Continue reading

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Using Livestock Manure Properly to Ensure Food Safety

By: Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist Do you use soil amendments such as manure or composted manure? Are you aware of the food safety risks? Here are some helpful tips to protect your crop from potential contamination. What is … Continue reading

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Controlling Pests Around Farm Buildings

By Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist, OMAF and MRA Pests such as rodents and insects that inhabit farm buildings can carry pathogens, contaminate food or spread disease. If not properly controlled they will not only cost you money but … Continue reading

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High Disease Risk for Several Specialty Crops

With the wet conditions experienced across most of southern Ontario over the past few weeks, the risk of both foliar and root diseases is high on many specialty crops. There is a particularly high risk of diseases caused by water … Continue reading

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