Tag Archives: Pesticide

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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Updated Hops Pest Control Products List

A number of new products have been registered on hops since I posted the 2016 Pest Control Product list to this blog last March.  I’ve updated the list to reflect these new products and posted it here. Hops Pesticides 2016 … 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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Managing hops downy mildew in Ontario

With the onset of downy mildew in Ontario hops over the last few weeks, there have been lots of questions about how to manage this disease. While there is a lot of excellent information on US sites on cultural practices for managing hops downy … Continue reading

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