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Lavender Crop Update – Dying Lavender July 15, 2021

There are have been multiple reports of lavender suddenly dying over the past few weeks. Symptoms match those of Phytophthora root rot, with portions of plants wilting and dying with other portions still appearing healthy. However, samples of these plants … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 24, 2021

Harvest Considerations Most angustifolia cultivars of lavender have begun to bloom this week in the south. Full bloom will likely occur within the next week to 10 days. Early bloom is the time to harvest for bundles and buds. Ideally, … Continue reading

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Lavender Harvest Timing – Lavender Crop Update June 12, 2020

Crop Update Insect activity in lavender has increased, with four-lined plant bug and spittlebugs being the biggest issues. Four-lined plant bugs are in the late nymph (Figure 1) or adult (Figure 2) stages. Look for pale red nymphs with black … Continue reading

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Harvesting Kiwiberries: don’t wait for fruit to soften on the vine

Hardy kiwi or kiwiberries (Actinidia spp.) are a re-emerging specialty fruit in Ontario (Fig 1). These flavourful, bite-sized, fruit have smooth edible skins and are typically sweeter than fuzzy kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa). The predominant fruiting types of kiwiberries used in … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 22, 2018

Angustifolia cultivars of lavender are approaching the beginning of bloom in many areas. Many fields are full of colourful buds, but bloom doesn’t begin until the flower petals emerge from the buds and open. Harvest for buds and dried bundles … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – July 21, 2017

Lavandins are reaching full bloom in many areas (Figure 1), while angustifolia cultivars are at the end of bloom. Most cultivars are past the best stage for flower bundle harvest, except for fresh bundles of lavandins. Harvest for essential oil … Continue reading

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