Category Archives: Herbs

Lavender Crop Update – Green-Up of Plants – May 13, 2022

The warm weather over the past week should lead to rapid green-up of lavender plants. Plants without any winter kill should be obviously green with new shoots beginning to expand at the tips. For other plants, recovery from winter kill … Continue reading

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Assessing Crop Progress and Winter Kill – Lavender Crop Update – April 28, 2022

This is usually the most stressful period for lavender growers. Everything else is turning green but the lavender is still looking grey in many cases, which can often lead to the conclusion that the plants have suffered severe winter kill. … Continue reading

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New Ontario Crop Protection Hub now available for accessing crop protection information online

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is transforming the way crop protection information is provided to better serve clients through an online digital application called the Ontario Crop Protection Hub. The following specialty crops are currently included … Continue reading

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Time to Remove Row Covers in Lavender? March 15, 2022

We have reached that time of year again when lavender growers need to consider when to remove winter covers. Here is a section adapted from a similar article I wrote March 18 of last year: One of the big questions … Continue reading

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Funding Available to Continue Testing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

By: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture Funding is available for producers, agri-business, consultants and extension personnel to submit weed samples to be tested for herbicide resistance again this year.┬á Sample collection kits with sampling procedures can be … Continue reading

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´┐╝Understanding Wholesale Lavender Essential Oil Terms

Lavender growers must occasionally purchase wholesale lavender essential oils for making value added products to supplement their own supply. However, the terminology used in the advertisements for these oils can be very confusing and misleading. Some of the oils on … Continue reading

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