Category Archives: Vegetables

AAFC Potato Variety Release Open House

Any potato grower interested in new potato varieties for fresh, specialty, french fry or chip are invited to the AAFC potato variety release open house:

Wednesday, February 14
95 Stone Road (Lab Services Building)
Guelph, ON
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

More information on how the process works can be found HERE

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Vanessa Currie (vcurrie@uoguelph.ca) 519-824-4120 ext 56160

Variety viewing begins at 11:00 with a free lunch and a short session of informative presentations. The schedule for the speakers can be found below. schedule

 

Reason® 500SC Fungicide label expanded for management of downy mildew on basil and Brassica crops

Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Reason® 500SC Fungicide for control of downy mildew on basil and an amendment to update the label to include management of downy mildew on the new Brassica vegetable crop groups 5-13 and 4-13B in Canada. The head and stem Brassica vegetable group includes cabbage, napa cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli and the new Brassica leafy greens crop group includes arugula, Chinese broccoli, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, collards, cress, kale, mizuna, mustard greens, etc.  Reason® Fungicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of several diseases.
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New Vegetable and Fruit Washwater Treatment Manual – Publication 854

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In a packing facility, water is used to move, cool and wash vegetables and fruits. This water must be managed in a way that promotes environmental stewardship and ensures compliance with food safety and environmental regulations.

The manual provides vegetable and fruit packers with a strategy to select and manage washwater treatment equipment based on a water management plan. It also shows why good washwater management on the farm or at the packing facility is important.

Click on the cover above or follow the link below to view the manual.

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/pub854/pub854toc.html

 

Minor Use Label Expansion – Delegate for flea beetles on root vegetables

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a Minor Use label expansion of Delegate Insecticide for suppression of flea beetles on several root vegetables. Crops added to the label:

  • Radish
  • Horseradish
  • Oriental Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Carrot

Delegate was already labeled for control of diamondback moth, cabbage looper and imported cabbageworm on these crops.

The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Delegate Insecticide.

Crops Target Rate Max. # of Applications per year Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI)
  • Carrot
  • Radish
  • Horseradish
  • Oriental Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
Flea Beetles (suppression) 200 g/ha

(81 g/acre)

3 3 days

Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Delegate label carefully.

 

Tracking the march of leek moth in Ontario

Leek moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) is an invasive pest of European and Asian origin. The first North American detection occurred near the National Capitol Region (Ottawa) in 1993.  Since then, the leek moth has spread Continue reading Tracking the march of leek moth in Ontario