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Basil Update – Downy Mildew Now Widespread

Over the last few weeks, we have had numerous calls from homeowners and growers wondering why their basil is turning yellow and defoliating.  The reason in most cases is downy mildew.  Basil downy mildew seems to be particularly common this … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Confirmed in Ontario Field Basil

Basil downy mildew has been confirmed in the field in Norfolk County. The affected basil was infected in the field and was not directly exposed to previously infected potted basil plants. This suggests that airborne spores were widespread over the … Continue reading

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Basil downy mildew detected in Ontario

Basil downy mildew was detected in a home garden in the Greater Toronto Area this week.  While there have been no reports from commercial basil fields so far this year, the presence of symptoms in home gardens means inoculum may be present in … Continue reading

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Revus now registered on basil and ginseng

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Revus® Fungicide for control of downy mildew of basil and phytophthora blight and root rot of ginseng. Revus® Fungicide was already approved in … Continue reading

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High Disease Risk for Several Specialty Crops

With the wet conditions experienced across most of southern Ontario over the past few weeks, the risk of both foliar and root diseases is high on many specialty crops. There is a particularly high risk of diseases caused by water … Continue reading

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New Specialty Crop Resource Launched

By Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herb Specialist OMAF and MRA; Evan Elford, New Crop Development Specialist OMAF and MRA; Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crop IPM Specialist OMAF and MRA; and Jim Todd, Transition Crops Specialist OMAF and MRA. Growers in … Continue reading

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Ontario, Quebec and Alberta Basil Growers Receive Emergency Use Registrations for Downy Mildew

From Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of emergency use registrations for CONFINE FUNGICIDE (potassium salts of phosphorous acid) and REVUS FUNGICIDE (mandipropamid) for control of an outbreak of … Continue reading

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