Top posts of 2015

Did you have a favourite ONvegetables.com post in 2015? Is there one you keep referring back to — or sharing with others?  Here’s a list of the ten or so of the most popular articles of 2015.

Fusarium#1 Fusarium basal plate rot of onion and garlic

This is actually a 2012 post, but with a catchy title like that, no wonder it’s still popular!

Weed growth at 300 CHU or 450 GDD after clean weeding#2 How fast do weeds grow?

That’s the question on everyone’s mind, isn’t it? This 2011 post is still getting a lot of views.

Late blight fruit symptoms#3 Tomato late blight photo gallery

A picture is worth 1000 words, they say. This post has 23 pictures, so it’s worth 23,000 words. Aren’t you glad you didn’t have to read that many! And I’m even more glad I didn’t have to write them!

Septoria leaf spot on parsley#4 Pests enjoy culinary herbs too!

This popular article comes from our specialty crop colleagues. You can read more from them on their ONspecialtycrops blog.

Celery anthracnose 2#5 A New Disease of Celery: Leaf Curl (Anthracnose)

There must be more celery growers than I thought, for this to make the top 5!

Rindworm Feeding Damage#6 Rindworms in Watermelon

Who wouldn’t want to read about rindworms in watermelon? This is another 2011 post that is still going strong.

Tomato late blight foliar symptoms#7 Late blight update – June 24

There’s a lot of late blight information for tomato growers in this 2015 update. The disease is not popular, but this post was.

Figure 2. Stemphylium leaf blight infected onions in a field#8 Update on Stemphylium Leaf Blight of Onions in Ontario

This post from 2012 is still getting views. It has some great photos and information for onion growers.

Field horsetail rhizomes#9 Is It Possible to Control Field Horsetail?

This question is on a lot of people’s minds.

Brown marmorated stink bug#10 New detections of brown marmorated stink bug in Ontario

This post is from 2013, but was the 10th most popular ONvegetables.com post in 2015. For more up-to-date news on BMSB, see the BMSB update from September 2015. For more photos and an update on research, have a read through the BMSB update: distribution, monitoring and research.

Honourable mentions:

There were a few that didn’t quite make the top 10 that I thought were worth mentioning again, too.

#12 Harvest rots and disorders of pumpkins and squash

#13 Off-flavour in tomatoes

#18 Reference books for vegetable crop scouting

Did you have other favourites? Let us know in the comments.

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