Category Archives: Herbs

Dealing with Dry Conditions – Lavender Crop Update, July 14, 2022

Lavandula angustifolia cultivars are past peak in most areas and L. x intermedia (lavandin) cultivars are beginning to bloom. Harvest for essential oil can begin at any time for angustifolia cultivars and harvest for bundles and buds has begun in … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Impact on Plant Water Demand – How Can We Measure?

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA It has been hot and dry in SW Ontario in June. What is the impact on plants? And how do we measure the water demand? One thing I think we forget is that … Continue reading

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3 Secrets of Irrigation Water Taking Permits Revealed

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA #1. So the first one is not really a secret:  If you irrigate, from any water source in Ontario, you need a Permit To Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – The Start of Bloom – June 23, 2022

The first cultivars of Lavandula angustifolia are beginning to bloom in my research plots in Simcoe (Figure 1) and likely other farms in the southwest. ‘Big Time Blue’ was the first to bloom in my cultivar trial. Areas further north … Continue reading

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Closer® Insecticide Label Expanded via Minor Use Program to Help Manage Aphids and Leafhoppers on Field Basil

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 Closer® Insecticide for control of aphids and suppression of leafhoppers on field basil. Closer® Insecticide was already … Continue reading

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Miltsop® Foliar Fungicide Label Expanded via Minor Use Program to Help Manage Powdery Mildew in Field & Greenhouse Grown Herbs (CG-25) & Field Grown Spices (CG-26)

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 Milstop® Foliar Fungicide for suppression of powdery mildew caused by Sphaerotheca spp., Erysiphe spp., Podosphaera spp. … Continue reading

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