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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Use on Ginseng and Tobacco

By: Jim 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 various diseases on potatoes, ginseng, leafy brassica greens, tobacco and greenhouse ornamentals in … Continue reading

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Canadian sales of Actigard fungicide to be discontinued after 2015

Ontario tobacco growers are advised that the fungicide Actigard 50 WG will no longer be available for sale in Canada after the 2015 season.  In Canada, Actigard 50 WG (active ingredient acibenzolar-S-methyl) is registered for the control of blue mold … Continue reading

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Tobacco blue mold reported in northern United States

Tobacco blue mold was recently found in broadleaf and shade tobacco in Connecticut and Massachussets.  In past weeks, the disease was also reported in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. While there have been no reports of tobacco blue mold in Ontario so … Continue reading

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Learn About Ontario’s New Raw Leaf Tobacco Registration and Reporting Requirements

From the Ontario Ministry of Finance: Learn About Ontario’s New Raw Leaf Tobacco Registration and Reporting Requirements How do I register? How do the rules apply to me? What will I have to report and when? What can I expect during an … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Reduce Off-Target Drift

By Dr. Jason S.T. Deveau, Application Technology Specialist, OMAF and MRA; Tara Wiedeman, Summer Research Assistant, OMAF and MRA There is no excuse for off-target herbicide drift because the spray operator can reduce the potential impact using these methods: Apparent wind speed (i.e. … Continue reading

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Growing Forward 2 Funding Assistance Program for Producers, Organizations and Collaborations

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a federal-provincial-territorial program aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sector. In Ontario, farm, food and bioproduct businesses, collaborations and organizations can build their own plan and select opportunities … Continue reading

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Tobacco blue mold reported from Connecticut

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station reported that blue mold was confirmed at a research farm in Windsor, Connecticut on August 15. Only a single blue mold lesion on one leaf was found, and this was removed. It is thought that … Continue reading

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