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Ginseng Crop Update – Protecting Frost Damaged Plants – May 13, 2020

Varying amounts of damage from the past week’s freeze and snow events are being reported depending on the low temperatures in the area, how emerged the crop is, whether row covers were put on the crop, and how much snow … Continue reading

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Expiring Pesticide Certification Extension

From ONvegetables By Dennis Van Dyk, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is extending the pesticide certification of those who have certificates expiring this year until December 31, 2020.

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Ginseng Crop Update – Spring Considerations – April 14, 2020

This is the first ginseng crop update of the 2020 growing season. This spring represents some unique challenges for ginseng production. The primary concern is the availability of labour and the timing of pulling shade over the gardens. There are … Continue reading

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Pest Control Product Changes for Ginseng Growers for 2020

Due to re-evaluations by PMRA and new registrations there are several changes to pest control product options for the 2020 growing season. Ginseng growers will have to adjust product rotations accordingly.

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Managing Multiple Diseases at Once in Ginseng – Crop Update, June 20, 2019

This has been a challenging year for disease management in ginseng. In addition to the earlier issues with root diseases, especially Phytophthora, we are now dealing with high pressures of Alternaria (Figure 1) and Botrytis (Figure 2). It can be … Continue reading

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Managing Phytophthora Leaf Blight – Ginseng Crop Update – May 31, 2019

The persistent wet and cool conditions have resulted in very high risk of foliar Phytophthora. After the wet conditions last fall and this spring, there is a high amount of inoculum of Phytophthora in low areas in most gardens. When … 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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