Tag Archives: Irrigation

Ginseng Crop Update – July 8, 2016

With the very dry conditions we are currently experiencing, it is extremely important to ensure you are irrigating ginseng enough. This is a critical time of year for root development, since leaves are still healthy and green. Any stress at … Continue reading

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How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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Small Plot Irrigation: Are You Applying Enough?

Many specialty crop and market garden growers have small acreages in production and may not have full irrigation systems for their crops. These growers often rely on water tanks carted through the field, garden hoses with sprinklers or other watering … Continue reading

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Irrigation Update – June 24, 2016

By Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA Water Quantity Engineer The month of May and the first 2 weeks of June have been extremely dry (<40% of avg rainfall).  The areas of Niagara and Peterborough are of particular concern because of lengthy dry … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 8, 2015

With the warm temperatures this week, older ginseng gardens are quickly emerging. A few seedlings are also beginning to emerge in the warmest areas. Ginseng at this stage of development is highly prone to all three foliar diseases: Alternaria, Botrytis … Continue reading

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Soil Moisture Monitoring for Ginseng

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA and Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA With variable rains across the ginseng growing region it can be difficult to know when it is necessary to irrigate. Even if soil moisture … Continue reading

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