Category Archives: Onions

Prowl® H2O Herbicide label expanded for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded green onions grown on muck soil

Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Prowl® H2O Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded, green (bunching) onions grown on muck soil in eastern Canada and British Columbia. Prowl® H2O Herbicide was already labeled for use on a number of crops in Canada for control of weeds. Continue reading Prowl® H2O Herbicide label expanded for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded green onions grown on muck soil

66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

The 66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held April 12-13 at the Bradford and District Memorial Community located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. The conference is free and registration starts at 8:30. For more details please see:  http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html

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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