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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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What to Expect from Herbicides in Cold Weather — ONvegetables

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how well certain herbicides will work in our colder than normal weather. There is no question that cold weather will impact post emergent herbicide … 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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Expiring Pesticide Certification Extension

From ONvegetables By Dennis Van Dyk, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is extending the pesticide certification of those who have certificates expiring this year until December 31, 2020.

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Waterhemp: A Spreading Invasive Weed in Ontario and Canada

Kristen Obeid1, Peter Sikkema2, Christian Willemse2, Nicole Langdon2, David Westerveld 2, Marie-Josée Simard3, Martin Laforest3, David Miville4 and Tammy Jones5 Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus var. rudis) is a relatively new weed in Canadian agriculture cropping systems1. It has been suggested that … Continue reading

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