Tag Archives: Diseases

Lavender Crop Update – June 23, 2017

The first lavender cultivars are close to bloom in some areas and the harvest season will begin shortly (Fig. 1). For bundles and buds, it is best to harvest near the time the first buds begin to open. This is … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 23, 2017

While the amount of rainfall has been highly variable across the ginseng growing area, all areas have received periodic showers this week that has resulted in long periods of leaf wetness. Foliar Phytophthora is still active in several farms and … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 9, 2017

Finally it is warming up and lavender should progress very quickly over the next week. The earliest cultivars are starting to show bud colour (Fig. 1), which suggests the beginning of bloom is about 2 weeks away. It is looking … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 8, 2017

Over the past week there have been confirmations of both foliar and root Phytophthora, Alternaria on stems and leaves, active grub feeding, leafrollers, and slugs. Many of these issues are not too surprising for this time of year. Foliar Phytophthora … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 26, 2017

As experienced growers will already know, the risks of all foliar diseases of ginseng along with Phytophthora root rot are high following the heavy rains. Ensure protection from foliar and root Phytophthora, Alternaria and Botrytis at this time.  Disease pressure … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 12, 2017

Temperatures will be finally warming up next week and become more humid as well. With frost damage in some gardens this will greatly increase the risk of Alternaria and Botrytis. If there is any frost damage in a garden, now … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – May 5, 2017

Lavender growers should recognize that this is not good weather for the crop. Lavender does not like “wet feet” and flooded and saturated soils should be avoided. If water is pooling in the fields, you need to consider finding a … Continue reading

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