Tag Archives: Pests

Ginseng Crop Update – Pre-Plant Nematode Management – June 24, 2020

Ginseng Crop Update Alternaria remains the biggest challenge for most growers. The problem stems from freeze damage/stunting in May and ideal weather conditions for Alternaria – hot and dry with long dew periods. With insufficient rains over the past few … Continue reading

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quinoa Crop Update – August 16, 2018

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Horticulture Integrated Pest Management Specialist At this point in the growing season we typically receive calls from quinoa growers about goosefoot groundling moth (Scrobipalpa artiplicella), tarnished plant bug (TPB) (Lygus … Continue reading

Posted in Quinoa, Specialty Grains, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Spotted wing drosophila and haskap

Haskap is traditionally not thought of as having many pest issues beyond birds, however growers should be aware that it can be at risk from spotted wing drosophilla.  Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive vinegar fly from Asia that … Continue reading

Posted in Haskap, Specialty Fruit and Nuts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tracking Lavender Pests over the Growing Season

Lavender is affected by several insect and disease pests but little is known about their development and life cycle on the crop. In 2015 we monitored four lavender sites over the growing season for all major and minor pests to … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs, Lavender | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How are pesticides registered in Canada?

Pesticide Registration in Canada and Ontario By Allison Moorman, OMAFRA-University of Guelph USEL Student A pesticide, or pest control product, is a substance (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide) used to prevent, destroy or repel pest organisms. All products applied to a … Continue reading

Posted in All Specialty Crops | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment