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2019 Haskap Field Days & Workshops

Ontario haskap growers may be interested in attending the following 2019 haskap field days and workshops: 1.  5th Annual Honeyberry Workshop, hosted by Lovehoneyberry and Les Petits Fruits du Clocher Orchard

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2019 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled for the Ontario Hop Growers Association AGM held annually in March.  The Update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management updates, research updates, etc. The update is typically provided in two … Continue reading

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Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Dec. 5, 2018

Ginseng growers, researchers and industry representatives are invited to attend the annual Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Where: Simcoe Research Station Auditorium When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This is an opportunity to discuss the production … Continue reading

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Hop Leaf Stripping in Ontario

Leaf stripping (removing lower leaves and laterals; Figure 1) to increase air flow is a common cultural practice to manage hops downy mildew (P. humuli). Leaf stripping is performed earlier in Ontario than in other growing regions due to a shorter … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 29, 2016

This is the time of year that ginseng leaves may show early senescence or discolouration due to root diseases. Red discolouration is usually a sign of advanced root rots like Cylindrocarpon or Phytophthora, whereas early purpling of the leaves can … Continue reading

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Lavender Research Update – Four-Lined Plant Bug Host Preferences

This year we initiated a small trial to determine if four-lined plant bugs prefer other hosts to lavender, which could then potentially be used as a trap crop to manage the pest. Four-lined plant bugs can cause extensive cosmetic damage … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop and Research Update – May 6, 2016

Last week I mentioned that we are tracking five weather forecasting sites to determine which are the most accurate for Simcoe. That information will take more time than anticipated to analyse, so results will be available next week. All five … Continue reading

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