Category Archives: Herbs

Axxe Bio-Herbicide Now Registered for use on Field Grown Cannabis and Industrial Hemp

Axxe is a bio-herbicide used for contact spray control or burndown of weeds and grasses for food crops, field crops, pastures, ornamentals, turf, landscapes, interiorscapes, greenhouses, and non-crop areas on farmsteads.  The usage label has recently been expanded to include … Continue reading

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Poast Ultra Herbicide Registered for Use on Basil

By Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for POAST® ULTRA Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on basil (fresh and dried) in Canada. … Continue reading

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Timing of Pollen Shed for Industrial Hemp Grown in Southern Ontario

Timing of Pollen Shed for Industrial Hemp Grown in Southern Ontario When growing industrial hemp as a source of cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), the common practice is to plant only female plants.  This can be done by transplanting female plants … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – Late Summer Management – August 21, 2020

August to October is the time lavender plants recover from the bloom period and put on new growth. August is the best time to fertilize plants and prune. Now that we are getting closer to the end of August, pruning … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Confirmed in Ontario – July 28, 2020

Basil downy mildew has been confirmed in a home garden in Norfolk County. The symptoms first appeared in the past days, which means infection probably occurred over a week ago. It is likely that the disease is present in most … Continue reading

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Trianum P Biological Fungicide Label Expanded to Many Crops including Herbs and Cannabis

By Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Trianum P Biological Fungicide for: the Suppression of Post-Emergence Damping Off Caused by Rhizoctonia … Continue reading

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