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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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Lavender Crop Update – June 22, 2018

Angustifolia cultivars of lavender are approaching the beginning of bloom in many areas. Many fields are full of colourful buds, but bloom doesn’t begin until the flower petals emerge from the buds and open. Harvest for buds and dried bundles … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 1, 2018

Now that lavender plants have “greened” up, it is obvious that this was a very damaging winter for lavender. Generally young plants, plants in sheltered areas, plants under row cover and hardier cultivars (i.e. ‘Folgate’) have performed better, but damage … 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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Acramite Miticide Registered for Use on Herbs and Mint

by: Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Acramite® Miticide (bifenazate) for control of two spotted spider mites on crop group 19A, herbs … 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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