Tag Archives: Specialty Berries

Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Haskap Grown in Ontario

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for haskap. The following tables for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and lime applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on haskap in … Continue reading

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How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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Small Plot Irrigation: Are You Applying Enough?

Many specialty crop and market garden growers have small acreages in production and may not have full irrigation systems for their crops. These growers often rely on water tanks carted through the field, garden hoses with sprinklers or other watering … Continue reading

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Dupont Exirel insecticide registered on several specialty crops

The DUPONT EXIREL insecticide label was recently expanded to include several new crop groups which include specialty crops grown in Ontario.  These include: Control of certain caterpillar pests, aphids and flea beeltes on Root Vegetables except sugar beet, Crop Group … Continue reading

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Not All Mildews Are Created Equal!

By Sean Westerveld and Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Over the last few weeks we have had a number of questions about “mildew”.  Mildew can refer to either downy or powdery mildew, and it seems that some growers have been confusing the … Continue reading

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