Tag Archives: Specialty Vegetables

Frost Protection Resources — ONvegetables

With a stretch of cold weather coming up and many vegetable crops already planted, here are some resources on protecting your crop. Rebecca Shortt – OMAFRA Q. I don’t have complete sprinkler coverage and can’t frost protect (e.g. drip, traveling … Continue reading

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OMAFRA Vegetable IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2020

From ONvegetables by Travis Cranmer, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist: This year, workshops will be available online via zoom. To register,please click the registration link under the specific workshop below. Due to current physical distancing measures, workshops over the next month will … Continue reading

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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Basil, Hops and Edible-Podded Beans

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and … Continue reading

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Small Plot Irrigation: Are You Applying Enough?

Many specialty crop and market garden growers have small acreages in production and may not have full irrigation systems for their crops. These growers often rely on water tanks carted through the field, garden hoses with sprinklers or other watering … Continue reading

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Dupont Exirel insecticide registered on several specialty crops

The DUPONT EXIREL insecticide label was recently expanded to include several new crop groups which include specialty crops grown in Ontario.  These include: Control of certain caterpillar pests, aphids and flea beeltes on Root Vegetables except sugar beet, Crop Group … Continue reading

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Late blight update

Late blight has been confirmed in several locations in Ontario recently. See the post from ONVegetables for more information. While late blight is predominantly a problem on potato and tomato, specialty vegetable growers should be aware that tomatillo is also … Continue reading

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