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Ginseng Crop Update – Alternaria Management – June 5, 2020

With ginseng plants stressed from prolonged cold and/or freeze damage in many fields, they are more susceptible to foliar diseases including Botrytis and Alternaria leaf blights. Combined with ideal warm, dry and humid conditions for Alternaria, the risk of Alternaria … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update May 11, 2018

Ginseng plants are finally beginning to emerge through the straw. There has been a lot of shade damage in some fields due to the wind storm on May 4. For growers with extensive damage that is not fully repaired yet, … Continue reading

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Orondis Gold Fungicide Registered for Control of Phytophthora Root Rot on Ginseng

Orondis Gold fungicide was recently registered for the control of Phytophthora root rot on ginseng. Orondis (oxathiapiprolin) is a fungicide in a new group that has been shown to be highly effective at controlling Phytophthora.  It will not move down … Continue reading

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Spanish Speaking On-Farm Instructors Ready to Train Assistants

RIDGETOWN, ON (June 4, 2015) Do your farm workers need pesticide safety training? Farmers in Ontario are certified to purchase and use Class 2 and 3 pesticides after passing the Grower Pesticide Safety Course. Once certified, you can supervise up … Continue reading

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Soil Moisture and Fumigation

While many growers are accustomed to fumigating at this time of year with no need for supplementary water, 2015 is a bit unusual.  The winter of 2015 was drier than normal for most of southern Ontario, with most regions experiencing … Continue reading

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What are Restricted Entry Intervals?

The Ontario Pesticide Education Program has created an article reminding growers about the rules around re-entry after pesticide application. It is very important to follow the Restricted Entry Interval (REI) specified on the pesticide label to limit worker exposure to … Continue reading

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