Tag Archives: Application Technology

Got coverage? Register now to improve spray coverage in hops for more effective pest control

Registration deadlines for next week’s hops sprayer workshops are rapidly approaching.  Note that these workshops could be cancelled if minimum registration numbers are not reached by the deadlines. See the bottom of this article for details on the workshops and … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Content at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 20 and 21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). This year the program features substantial specialty crop content. Here are some highlights for specialty crop … Continue reading

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Upcoming Ginseng Meetings December 6, 2017

Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Ginseng growers, researchers and industry representatives are invited to attend the annual Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Where: Simcoe Research Station Auditorium When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This … Continue reading

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Ginseng Sprayer Workshop, July 2 2015

Sprayer operators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop on achieving the right amount of spray coverage in ginseng. Sean Westerveld and Jason Deveau from OMAFRA will discuss what “good” spray coverage looks like in ginseng, and how to change … Continue reading

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The Perfect Sprayer Boom for Ginseng?

By Dr. Jason S.T. Deveau, Application Technology Specialist, OMAFRA Last year (2013) we ran a sprayer coverage demonstration in a ginseng garden in Norfolk County. The goal was to encourage growers to reconsider their spray operation with an eye to … Continue reading

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Reminder – Spray Coverage in Ginseng

By: Dr. Jason S.T. Deveau, Application Technology Specialist Alternaria is the biggest issue in ginseng gardens at this time, as is often the case this time of the year. Good control requires regular monitoring for the development of new lesions, … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Reduce Off-Target Drift

By Dr. Jason S.T. Deveau, Application Technology Specialist, OMAF and MRA; Tara Wiedeman, Summer Research Assistant, OMAF and MRA There is no excuse for off-target herbicide drift because the spray operator can reduce the potential impact using these methods: Apparent wind speed (i.e. … Continue reading

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