Tag Archives: Application Technology

Managing Spring Foliar and Root Diseases – Ginseng Crop Update April 24, 2020

Phytophthora leaf blight on ginseng in a previous year. The cold weather over the past week has slowed down ginseng emergence considerably. Emergence is now delayed to around normal for this time of year. Temperatures are forecast to remain below … Continue reading

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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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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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