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. on field and greenhouse grown herbs (CG-25) and field grown spices (CG-26). Closer® Insecticide was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel. 

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Exirel® Insecticide Label Expanded via Minor Use Program to Control Various Insects on Field Cilantro (fresh leaves) and Field Parsley (fresh leaves)

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 EXIREL® Insecticide for control of various insects on Field Cilantro (fresh leaves) and carrot weevil on Field Parsley (fresh leaves). Closer® Insecticide was already labeled for management of insects on a wide range of crops in Canada. This minor use proposal was submitted by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec as a result of minor use priorities established by growers and extension personnel. 

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 3, 2022

Some areas received yet another round of strong thunderstorms with high winds that knocked down shade on Wednesday along with heavy, wind-blown rains. Those gardens knocked around by high winds may be more prone to Botrytis over the next week or so due to the physical damage to the leaves and stems. Phytophthora may be the bigger issue with fields flooded by heavy rains.

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Lavender Crop Update – Spring Pruning and Crop Management – May 27, 2022

Lavender flower buds are just becoming visible on undamaged lavender plants. On damaged plants, flowering can be delayed by a week or two and the flowering may be more staggered. This can make harvest timing more difficult.

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Register Now! 2022 Hazelnut IPM Workshop

Looking for a chance to refresh your knowledge of Hazelnut IPM? New to growing or scouting hazelnuts? Join OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Jenny Liu for a virtual Hazelnut IPM Workshop on Friday May 27 from 9:30 am to noon. To attend, register at the link below by Wednesday May 25.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwufuCrrD4iHtMhRyyjwuL34pXZF5saHmZ-

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This workshop will include an overview of hazelnut phenology, monitoring techniques for various insect and disease pests, abiotic issues that can be mistaken for pests, tools of the trade, safety protocols and tips for success. We will discuss key characteristics of the most important pests of hazelnuts, however for in depth descriptions of life cycle and management of insects and diseases in hazelnuts, refer to the pre-recorded presentations on available on the ONhortcrops YouTube channel. To access the full playlist with all 7 videos, click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjTx-zm9InXBGOoshVGt0eUWT9FQ3LJa- Time will be allocated during the live Zoom workshop to answer any questions attendees may have about the pre-recorded presentations.

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Ginseng Crop Update – Pest Management During Emergence – May 13, 2022

With the sudden switch to summer-like weather and plenty of sunshine to heat up the soil, ginseng is rapidly emerging this week. More humid weather is expected over the weekend, and this will increase the risk of foliar diseases, especially Alternaria. The current forecast suggests rainfall amounts will be relatively light Sunday and Monday, which should keep the risk of foliar Phytophthora lower, but a thunderstorm accompanied by even a brief period of heavy rain could increase the risk.

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