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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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Resources and Strategies for Mental Wellness in Times of Crisis

From ONnurserycrops Blog by Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery Crops Specialist: As we advance towards May, the uncertainty around lost sales and contracts, major changes in business operations and social distancing restrictions of isolation have left many of us feeling anxious and frustrated. Stress is … Continue reading

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Diagnostics from a Distance: 5 tips on how to get the answers you need

The following article was written by Dr. Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist and Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist with OMAFRA. Although written for a greenhouse-based industry, the same principles apply for field-grown crops. The only difference is for … Continue reading

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