Tag Archives: Lavender

Lavender Crop Update – Late Summer Tasks – August 26, 2022

Lavender bloom is long finished, and most growers are wrapping up distillation for the year. Here are some things to consider at this time of year: Pruning If you have not pruned already, August is a good time to prune … Continue reading

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Essential Oil Yield of Lavender Cultivars

By: Jason Carter, Summer Research Assistant, OMAFRA and Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA There are many different lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and lavandin (L. x intermedia) cultivars that can be grown in Ontario. When choosing which cultivars to grow, … Continue reading

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PURESPRAY GREEN® spray oil label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage insects and powdery mildew on Crops Groups 25 (Herbs) and 26 (Spices)

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 PURESPRAY GREEN® spray oil for management of numerous insects and powdery mildew on Crop Groups 25 … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update: Mid-Summer To-Do List – July 27, 2022

Lavender bloom is nearly complete for another year. Growers with distillation equipment are likely busy distilling now and over the next few weeks. Otherwise, pruning can be done anytime between now and the end of August. Fertilization can continue to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Dry Conditions – Lavender Crop Update, July 14, 2022

Lavandula angustifolia cultivars are past peak in most areas and L. x intermedia (lavandin) cultivars are beginning to bloom. Harvest for essential oil can begin at any time for angustifolia cultivars and harvest for bundles and buds has begun in … Continue reading

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3 Secrets of Irrigation Water Taking Permits Revealed

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA #1. So the first one is not really a secret:  If you irrigate, from any water source in Ontario, you need a Permit To Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation … Continue reading

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