Kristen Obeid,OMAFRA Weed Specialist – Horticulture
Callisto and Command are relatively new herbicides to various horticulture crops in Ontario. They both cause bleaching symptoms even though Callisto is a Group 27 herbicide and Command is a Group 13. Group 27 and Group 13 herbicides are categorized as carotenoid biosynthesis inhibitors. Group 27 herbicides are also frequently referred to as HPPD inhibitors. This refers to the inhibition of p-hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD). The inhibition of HPPD gives rise to bleaching symptoms on new growth.
There will be a pepper weevil workshop for field producers April 16th at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. Program starts at 1:00 PM and admission is free. For more information please contact Amanda Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-738-1258.
The 67th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held March 28-29 at the Bradford and District Memorial Community located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. The conference is free and registration starts at 8:30. No pre-registration is required. For more details please see: http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html
Where NutrientSmart and FarmSmart in January dealt with the theory of soil management and nutrient use and management of inorganic nutrient sources, NutrientSmart 2.0 will explore the integration of organic amendments such as manures, biosolids, compost, green bin compost, and other sources into a systems approach to nutrient management planning for production in relation to soils. It will explore for both crop and livestock farmers and advisors how to source, apply, match and gain economic and environmental advantage from the use of these important and valuable sources of nutrients.
From Jenny Huynh, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Officer, OMAFRA:
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