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Basil Downy Mildew Reported in Ontario

Basil downy mildew has been reported from a basil field in southwestern Ontario. Initial infection probably occurred within the last 2 weeks. Over the past five years, the average first report has been around August 1. Conventional basil growers should … Continue reading

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Delegate Insecticide Registered for Ginseng and Several Other Specialty Crops

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Delegate Insecticide for control of several additional insect pests on several crops in Canada including ginseng, basil, dill, … Continue reading

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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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Rootshield Fungicide Registered for Ginseng and some other Specialty Crops

Rootshield® HC & WP Biological Fungicide labels expanded via Minor Use Program to manage diseases on additional crops By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Update

Basil downy mildew has now been detected in potted basil across Ontario and many areas of North America. Spores will likely be released by basil plants from garden centres and home gardens. Field growers should be monitoring fields closely for … Continue reading

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Low Acreage and Specialty Crop Priority Process, 2014

The 2014 research priority setting process is underway. Ontario low-acreage and specialty crop growers are encouraged to provide feedback at the link below to ensure the needs of this industry are captured in research programs. A list of priorities from all … Continue reading

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Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out … Continue reading

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