Tag Archives: Irrigation

Hop Irrigation Watch, June 2018 Update

Over the last 14 days, dry conditions have persisted in South and Central Ontario with minimal precipitation other than isolated showers and thunderstorms in some regions.  Figure 1 shows the 14 day accumulated precipitation for Southern Ontario and Eastern Canada … Continue reading

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How much water do my hazelnut trees require?

By Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA Engineer Hazelnut trees in maturing orchards can survive moderate periods of drought but this doesn’t mean they will be productive.  Are you concerned about providing a heathy start at tree planting and during establishment?  Nut fill? … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – August 19, 2016

The hot and dry weather in early August has resulted in a number of issues in ginseng gardens. These issues include poor berry development, premature senescence, discolouring of leaves due to various root diseases and probably poor root growth. Recent … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – July 29, 2016

Most cultivars are now finished blooming and oil harvest will be nearing completion soon. This is an important time of year to ensure good growth before winter. There are three key things that should be done at this time of … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – July 29, 2016

This is the time of year that ginseng leaves may show early senescence or discolouration due to root diseases. Red discolouration is usually a sign of advanced root rots like Cylindrocarpon or Phytophthora, whereas early purpling of the leaves can … Continue reading

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Still Looking for Rain?

Farmers experiencing dry weather challenges can find feed, production and management information at OMAFRA. Visit ontario.ca/agweatherissues or contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

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