Category Archives: Herbs

Lavender Crop Update – Late Summer Tasks – August 26, 2022

Lavender bloom is long finished, and most growers are wrapping up distillation for the year. Here are some things to consider at this time of year: Pruning If you have not pruned already, August is a good time to prune … Continue reading

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Essential Oil Yield of Lavender Cultivars

By: Jason Carter, Summer Research Assistant, OMAFRA and Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA There are many different lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and lavandin (L. x intermedia) cultivars that can be grown in Ontario. When choosing which cultivars to grow, … 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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PURESPRAY GREEN® spray oil label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage insects and powdery mildew on Crops Groups 25 (Herbs) and 26 (Spices)

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 PURESPRAY GREEN® spray oil for management of numerous insects and powdery mildew on Crop Groups 25 … 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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Lavender Crop Update: Mid-Summer To-Do List – July 27, 2022

Lavender bloom is nearly complete for another year. Growers with distillation equipment are likely busy distilling now and over the next few weeks. Otherwise, pruning can be done anytime between now and the end of August. Fertilization can continue to … Continue reading

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