Tag Archives: Insects

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 Scout Training In-Field Workshop 2017

The Ginseng Scout Training will be held in the field again this year for a more interactive experience. Anyone new to ginseng or scouting ginseng this summer is encouraged to attend. The training will include how to identify the major … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 15, 2016

Cutworms have been reported causing damage to mostly seedlings across the ginseng production area (Figure 1). The cutworms are still relatively small, so it will be important to control them before they cause more extensive damage. Proper timing and application … Continue reading

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Lavender Research Update – Four-Lined Plant Bug Host Preferences

This year we initiated a small trial to determine if four-lined plant bugs prefer other hosts to lavender, which could then potentially be used as a trap crop to manage the pest. Four-lined plant bugs can cause extensive cosmetic damage … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 10, 2016

Leafrollers are showing up in large numbers in some areas. The damage begins as rolled up tips or sides of leaves (Figure 1) with no other signs of feeding damage. The caterpillar will be in the centre of the roll. … Continue reading

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