Category Archives: Ginseng

Ginseng Crop Update – August 26, 2022

Other than localized damage from summer storms, weather conditions to this point of the season have been ideal for ginseng production with seasonable temperatures and only timely rains, which is in contrast to the excessive rains last year. The biggest … Continue reading

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SuffOil-X® spray oil emulsion label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage aphids and spider mites on various crops and crop groups in Canada

By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for SuffOil-X® spray oil emulsion for management of aphids and spider mites on various crops and crop … Continue reading

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SERENE® Herbicide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage labelled weeds in various crops and crop groups

By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for SERENE® Herbicide for control or suppression of labelled weeds in various crops and crop groups … Continue reading

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Understanding Laboratory Diagnostic Reports for Specialty Crop Diseases

By: Sean Westerveld, OMAFRA and Amy Fang Shi, OGGA At this time of year, many unusual symptoms can show up in specialty crop fields. If a disease is suspected, samples can be sent to diagnostic labs for determining the cause. … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update: Mid-Summer Pests – July 27, 2022

Other than the normal lingering Phytophthora root rot issues and occasional Alternaria escapes, few pest issues have been reported over the past few weeks. Except for some severe spring storms, weather conditions have been ideal for ginseng production up to … Continue reading

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Irrigation Scheduling Resources for Ginseng Growers – Ginseng Crop Update – July 6, 2022

Much of the ginseng-production area has received little to no rain over the past month. Combined with average temperatures and lower humidity, this has kept disease pressures, especially Alternaria and Phytophthora, lower than normal except in areas with lingering root … Continue reading

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