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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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Ginseng Crop Update – Nitrogen Fertilization – June 17, 2022

The ginseng crop is progressing normally this year after several years of spring cold temperature and frost damage. This should reduce pressures of foliar diseases. As temperatures warm, the added stress could lead to higher Alternaria pressures over the next … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 3, 2022

Some areas received yet another round of strong thunderstorms with high winds that knocked down shade on Wednesday along with heavy, wind-blown rains. Those gardens knocked around by high winds may be more prone to Botrytis over the next week … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – Spring Pruning and Crop Management – May 27, 2022

Lavender flower buds are just becoming visible on undamaged lavender plants. On damaged plants, flowering can be delayed by a week or two and the flowering may be more staggered. This can make harvest timing more difficult.

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Ginseng Crop Update – Pest Management During Emergence – May 13, 2022

With the sudden switch to summer-like weather and plenty of sunshine to heat up the soil, ginseng is rapidly emerging this week. More humid weather is expected over the weekend, and this will increase the risk of foliar diseases, especially … Continue reading

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New Ontario Crop Protection Hub now available for accessing crop protection information online

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is transforming the way crop protection information is provided to better serve clients through an online digital application called the Ontario Crop Protection Hub. The following specialty crops are currently included … Continue reading

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