Tag Archives: Specialty Vegetables

Black Plastic: Is there a Viable Organic Mulch Alternative?

Black plastic mulch is widely used in the production of specialty vegetable crops due to its effectiveness as a weed barrier, capability to conserve soil moisture and ability to warm soil temperatures in spring.   Although it is permitted in organic … 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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Rootshield Fungicide Registered for Ginseng and some other Specialty Crops

Rootshield® HC & WP Biological Fungicide labels expanded via Minor Use Program to manage diseases on additional crops By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Reduce Off-Target Drift

By Dr. Jason S.T. Deveau, Application Technology Specialist, OMAF and MRA; Tara Wiedeman, Summer Research Assistant, OMAF and MRA There is no excuse for off-target herbicide drift because the spray operator can reduce the potential impact using these methods: Apparent wind speed (i.e. … Continue reading

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Low Acreage and Specialty Crop Priority Process, 2014

The 2014 research priority setting process is underway. Ontario low-acreage and specialty crop growers are encouraged to provide feedback at the link below to ensure the needs of this industry are captured in research programs. A list of priorities from all … Continue reading

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Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out … Continue reading

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