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Lavender Crop Update – The Start of Bloom – June 23, 2022

The first cultivars of Lavandula angustifolia are beginning to bloom in my research plots in Simcoe (Figure 1) and likely other farms in the southwest. ‘Big Time Blue’ was the first to bloom in my cultivar trial. Areas further north … Continue reading

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Closer® Insecticide Label Expanded via Minor Use Program to Help Manage Aphids and Leafhoppers on Field Basil

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 Closer® Insecticide for control of aphids and suppression of leafhoppers on field basil. Closer® Insecticide was already … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Are Garden Fleahoppers a Problem on Lavender?

By Estella Crosby, Summer Research Assistant, OMAFRA Garden fleahopper (Microtechnites bractatus) is an occasionally severe pest of lavender and potentially other perennial members of the mint family, especially when grown over black plastic mulch where warmer temperatures promote faster development … Continue reading

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Basil Downy Mildew Confirmed in Ontario

Basil downy mildew has been identified in both Norfolk and Wellington Counties on July 19. Infections probably began sometime last week. It is likely the disease is now widespread in southern Ontario and basil growers need to protect the crop … Continue reading

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