There is a long list of insects that can damage field pepper fruit in Ontario. Many cause significant damage on their own, but they also provide a means of entry for rot organisms. For more on pepper rots, see Pepper fruit rots.
Darren Robinson, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus; Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA, Ridgetown
Herbicides are useful tools for the management of weeds. The herbicides registered for use in tomatoes are selective in their activity, injuring or killing weeds while being safe to use on the crop. Crop injury may occur, generally when a crop is stressed beyond its ability to adequately deal with a herbicide application. Injury due to herbicides can arise as a result of several factors, including weather-related stress, soil factors such as light soil texture and low soil organic matter, shallow planting and sensitive crop varieties. The pages in this section contain information on herbicide injury for several products registered on tomatoes in Canada. Continue reading Herbicide injury symptoms in tomatoes
The free OMAFRA IPM scout training workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. Be sure to register if you or your scout are planning to attend!
To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or email@example.com.
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Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Specialist – Horticulture
Field peppers are susceptible to a number of pests and disorders that can lead to fruit rots. This can make managing rots quite difficult. This article outlines some key points to understand about the variety of pests, disorders, and contributing factors that lead to fruit rots. Continue reading Pepper fruit rots
Kristen Obeid, Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture, OMAFRA
Published by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, the resource features over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields. The Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops is now available in the following formats:
- ePub format (124 MB file for Kindle, iBooks and other e-reader apps)
- pdf format (8 MB file)
- print ready pdf (141 MB file)
These can be downloaded from the following website: http://fieldcropnews.com/2016/09/weed-id-guide-for-ontario-crops/
- Print Copy (printing and shipping costs apply, volume discounts available) can be ordered from the following website: http://www.blurb.ca/b/7797011-weed-id-guide-for-ontario-crops
- The price is $37.51 for one copy
- 10% discount if you order 10 or more
The publication was funded through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year.
To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.
Planning is underway for the scout training workshop for hops. Details will be provided soon.
Introduction to IPM
- May 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Conference Rm 1, 2 and 3, 1st Floor,1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
- Workshop Leader: Denise Beaton
- Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day).
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