Tag Archives: Lavender

Assessing Crop Progress and Winter Kill – Lavender Crop Update – April 28, 2022

This is usually the most stressful period for lavender growers. Everything else is turning green but the lavender is still looking grey in many cases, which can often lead to the conclusion that the plants have suffered severe winter kill. … Continue reading

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Time to Remove Row Covers in Lavender? March 15, 2022

We have reached that time of year again when lavender growers need to consider when to remove winter covers. Here is a section adapted from a similar article I wrote March 18 of last year: One of the big questions … Continue reading

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Understanding Wholesale Lavender Essential Oil Terms

Lavender growers must occasionally purchase wholesale lavender essential oils for making value added products to supplement their own supply. However, the terminology used in the advertisements for these oils can be very confusing and misleading. Some of the oils 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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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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