Tag Archives: Pest Management

Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Cold Temperature Damage May 14, 2021

Although the past week was not nearly as cold as the same period last year, there has been an extended period of well below normal temperatures. When this has occurred during plant emergence in the past, development of the tops … Continue reading

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ON Hoppenings Lunch & Learn (May 17) – Irrigating Hops with guest Rebecca Shortt and General IPM Scouting with Dr. Melanie Filotas

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. The noon-hour discussions with Evan, Melanie and guest speakers provide insight into seasonal and new/exciting areas of hop production, pest management and marketing. … Continue reading

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Pest Control Product Changes for Ginseng for the 2021 Growing Season

With a new season beginning, growers are starting to apply products for disease control on ginseng. Here are the changes in pest control products since last spring. Nematode Control Velum Prime (fluopyram) is now registered for control of soil dwelling/root … Continue reading

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New Episode of the What’s Growing ON Podcast

In the latest episode of the What’s Growing ON podcast, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialists, Wendy McFadden-Smith (tender fruit and grape) and Melanie Filotas (specialty crops) talk about the importance of regular pest scouting, from how often and how much to … Continue reading

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2021 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled annually for the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association AGM. The update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management, research, etc. The update is typically provided in two sections: Market/Production/Research Update by Evan … Continue reading

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Crop Protection Guide for Ginseng 2021 Now Available

The 2021 version of OMAFRA Publication 847 Crop Protection Guide for Ginseng is now available. This guide lists integrated pest management strategies for ginseng along with a listing of pest control products registered for use on ginseng and their rates … Continue reading

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