Tag Archives: Frost

Snow and Freeze Impacts on Ginseng and Lavender

Snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast for much of Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Both ginseng and lavender growers have the option to employ row covers to protect tender plants in the spring. Here are things to … Continue reading

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Production, Lavender | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Experiencing Strange Symptoms on Lavender? Lavender Crop Update July 10, 2020

Lavandula angustifolia cultivars are in full bloom in most of Ontario, with lavandins starting to bloom further south. Some cultivars are already past peak, progressing through bloom faster due to the hot conditions. It is becoming very dry in most … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs, Lavender | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Frost Damage May 22, 2020

The damage from last week’s freeze events has become more evident over the past few days. In past frost events, typically the stem is the most affected by frost, either resulting in kinking or splitting. This can weaken the top … Continue reading

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management, Ginseng Production | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ginseng Crop Update – Protecting Frost Damaged Plants – May 13, 2020

Varying amounts of damage from the past week’s freeze and snow events are being reported depending on the low temperatures in the area, how emerged the crop is, whether row covers were put on the crop, and how much snow … Continue reading

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management, Ginseng Production | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What to Expect from Herbicides in Cold Weather — ONvegetables

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how well certain herbicides will work in our colder than normal weather. There is no question that cold weather will impact post emergent herbicide … Continue reading

Posted in All Specialty Crops | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Ginseng Production, Haskap, Herbs, Hops, Hops Production, Lavender, Other Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Vegetables, Tree Nuts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment