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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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Diagnostics from a Distance: 5 tips on how to get the answers you need

The following article was written by Dr. Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist and Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist with OMAFRA. Although written for a greenhouse-based industry, the same principles apply for field-grown crops. The only difference is for … Continue reading

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Understanding DNA-Based Pathogen Tests for Ginseng

Diagnostic Laboratories offer varying tests that can detect DNA of plant pathogenic fungi in the soil or in plant tissues. These can be useful tools in the management of diseases of ginseng, but it is important to understand their limitations.

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