By: Jim 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 various diseases on potatoes, ginseng, leafy brassica greens, tobacco and greenhouse ornamentals in Canada. Presidio® Fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases. Continue reading
Ontario hop growers who haven’t joined one of the hop research and service priority setting conference calls are reminded of the final opportunity to participate on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 12-1:30 pm.
The session will focus on updating the 2014 Ontario Hop Research & Service Priorities to provide direction on future activities related to the development of the Ontario hop industry.
The session will be held via conference call and WebEx.
Please RSVP to the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC) at Tel: 1.877.424.1300 or by email: email@example.com
Upon registration, you will receive conference line and WebEx connection details.
Thank you for your participation!
(Previous notices: Ontario Hop Priority Setting Calls 2016/2017)
Just in time for the holidays, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Select® and Centurion® Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on some herbs and spices and hops in Canada. Containing the active ingredient clethodim, Select and Centurion are post emergent herbicides labelled for the control of a range of grassy weeds, including foxtail, wild oats, barnyard grass, volunteer cereals, proso millet, crabgrass and for the control or suppression of quackgrass. Refer to the product labels for the full list of weeds controlled. Continue reading
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From Mahendra Thimmanagari, OMAFRA Bio-products Specialist
The Ontario Biomass Producers Cooperative (OBPC) have recently published two excellent production guides on switchgrass and miscanthus:
SWITCHGRASS Agronomy 2016; and MISCANTHUS Agronomy 2016
These agronomy basics books provide a summary of research and practical knowledge about growing and harvesting switchgrass and miscanthus. They are designed for farmers to get a basic understanding of the latest knowledge and experience from Ontario and other relevant jurisdictions.
To access these production guides and videos, please visit the following page: http://www.ontariobiomassproducersgroup.wildapricot.org/Agronomy-Guides-and-Grower-Info
We receive many calls and emails each week from growers interested in producing hops in Ontario. Earlier this year we participated in a workshop in eastern Ontario and provided an introduction to hop production and pest management.
Many basic questions on hop agronomics are answered in the presentations and we hope posting them here will be useful for anyone thinking about growing hops in Ontario.