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Ginseng Crop Update – August 26, 2022

Other than localized damage from summer storms, weather conditions to this point of the season have been ideal for ginseng production with seasonable temperatures and only timely rains, which is in contrast to the excessive rains last year. The biggest … Continue reading

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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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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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SERENE® Herbicide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage labelled weeds in various crops and crop groups

By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for SERENE® Herbicide for control or suppression of labelled weeds in various crops and crop groups … Continue reading

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Understanding Laboratory Diagnostic Reports for Specialty Crop Diseases

By: Sean Westerveld, OMAFRA and Amy Fang Shi, OGGA At this time of year, many unusual symptoms can show up in specialty crop fields. If a disease is suspected, samples can be sent to diagnostic labs for determining the cause. … 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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