Category Archives: Seasonal Topics

Seasonal Topics – August 29, 2016

Stink bug damage on tomatoAugust 29, 2016 — Some topics are relevant year after year, but you might not always take the time to filter through previous posts to find them. I’ve highlighted some here that might be of interest this week. Click on the preview images below to jump to the articles. Continue reading Seasonal Topics – August 29, 2016

Fusarium Basal Plate Rot of Onion in 2016

Michael Celetti, Plant Pathologist – Horticulture Crops (OMAFRA)

Basal plate rot is beginning to show up in some onion fields in Ontario due in part to the warm 2016 growing season. The causal agent of basal plate rot, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cepae, is not new to Ontario. It is a persistent soil-borne organism that can also contaminate onion sets or cloves of garlic used for seed. In fact it is most likely introduced into non-contaminate fields on infested garlic cloves or onion sets. The disease tends to occur more frequently on Spanish onions varieties than on yellow cooking onion varieties. Continue reading Fusarium Basal Plate Rot of Onion in 2016

Seasonal Topics – July 5, 2016

Green stink bug nymphJuly 5, 2016 — Some topics are relevant year after year, but you might not always take the time to filter through previous posts to find them. I’ve highlighted some here that might be of interest this week. Click on the preview images below to jump to the articles. Continue reading Seasonal Topics – July 5, 2016

Seasonal Topics – June 6, 2016

Tomato injury from PinnacleJune 6, 2016 — Some topics are relevant year after year, but you might not always take the time to filter through previous posts to find them. I’ve highlighted some here that might be of interest this week. Click on the preview images below to jump to the articles. Continue reading Seasonal Topics – June 6, 2016

Seasonal topics – May 2, 2016

Weed escapes

May 2, 2016 — Some topics are relevant year after year, but you might not always take the time to filter through previous posts to find them. I’ve highlighted some here that might be of interest this week. Click on the preview images below to jump to the articles. Continue reading Seasonal topics – May 2, 2016