Tag Archives: Research

Ginseng Crop Update – July 29, 2016

This is the time of year that ginseng leaves may show early senescence or discolouration due to root diseases. Red discolouration is usually a sign of advanced root rots like Cylindrocarpon or Phytophthora, whereas early purpling of the leaves can … Continue reading

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Pest Management, Ginseng Production | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lavender Research Update – Four-Lined Plant Bug Host Preferences

This year we initiated a small trial to determine if four-lined plant bugs prefer other hosts to lavender, which could then potentially be used as a trap crop to manage the pest. Four-lined plant bugs can cause extensive cosmetic damage … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs, Lavender | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ginseng Crop and Research Update – May 6, 2016

Last week I mentioned that we are tracking five weather forecasting sites to determine which are the most accurate for Simcoe. That information will take more time than anticipated to analyse, so results will be available next week. All five … Continue reading

Posted in Ginseng, Ginseng Other, Ginseng Pest Management, Ginseng Production | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Herbicide Screening Trials for Ontario Grown Quinoa

Early season weed management is a limiting factor for quinoa production in Ontario. Currently there are no registered herbicides for use on the crop in Canada which is a concern for the commercial development of locally produced quinoa.    In 2015, … Continue reading

Posted in Quinoa, Specialty Grains, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program. Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Meetings, Hops Other, Hops Pest Management, Hops Production, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program.  When the project was conceived in 2011, its purpose was to provide baseline … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Meetings, Hops Pest Management, Hops Production, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment