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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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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Basil, Hops and Edible-Podded Beans

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – August 3, 2018

The weather has been mostly cloudy and very humid for most of the past week. Combined with moisture stress and previous or continued damage from Alternaria, this has led to the development of Botrytis blight. The humid conditions have allowed … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Lingering Alternaria July 18, 2018

Alternaria leaf and stem blight continues to be an issue in the ginseng industry this year. Much of the symptoms occurring now are due to damage earlier in the year, but active disease is still present in some gardens. In … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Update – June 27, 2018

There have been no official reports of basil downy in field grown basil so far this year. However, basil downy mildew is usually present to some extent on greenhouse grown basil in garden centers in the spring. Often the disease … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 22, 2018

Following heavy rains in many areas earlier this week, many ginseng gardens were flooded, at least temporarily. With the potential for three days of wet weather this weekend the risk of Phytophthora will be greatly increased. The risk will be … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 1, 2018

With the hot, humid weather over the past few days, Alternaria is reportedly showing up in many older gardens. Most of the damage is within the canopy and along the stems. This is where it is most difficult to reach … Continue reading

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