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Potato Insects – Insecticide Activity Table

Here is a quick reference guide for insecticides registered on potatoes in Ontario. Use it as a guide only, always refer back to the label. Remember to rotate insecticide groups for resistance management.

Potato Insecticide Activity Table Final

Printable Potato Insecticide Activity Table

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4R Phosphorus Management Practices for Major Commodity Crops of North America

The International Plant Nutrition Institute has just released a new summary of best management practices for reduction of phosphorus losses for the major commodity crops of North America. Many of these practices are applicable to vegetable production, as well.

4R Phosphorus Management Practices for Major Commodity Crops of North America

Find this and other plant nutrition resources at http://www.ipni.net/issuereview or go directly to the pdf.

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable ConventionPresentation slides from the 2017 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) are now posted online. Field vegetable content at this year’s OFVC included: Continue reading Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online

OMAFRA welcomes Travis Cranmer, Vegetable Crop Specialist

OMAFRA Vegetable Specialist Travis CranmerOMAFRA’s newest Vegetable Crop Specialist, Travis Cranmer, joins the ministry from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, where he worked on applied and molecular research in plant biology. With OMAFRA, he will work with vegetable crops including bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chives, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks,  onions, shallots and spinach. Continue reading OMAFRA welcomes Travis Cranmer, Vegetable Crop Specialist

NEW! Pesticide Safety Manual for Farm Workers

Pesticide Safety Manual for Farm Workers (OPEP)The Ontario Pesticide Education Program has released a new manual for farm workers.

“If you work on a farm where pesticides are used, you need to know how to work safely around pesticides.  The information in this manual explains how farm workers can work safely on a farm that uses pesticides.”

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Potato module now available on Ontario Crop IPM

A potato IPM training module has been launched and can be found on the Ontario CropIPM website here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/index.html

The module is a great educational tool with information for the common insect pests, diseases, viruses and disorders of potatoes in Ontario. For each pest or disease, summarized information can be found in the Beginner tab and more detailed information can be found under the Advanced tab. In the “often confused with” section of the entries you can view side-by-side photos of insects/disease/disorders that cause similar symptoms. You can also find more information on soil diagnostics, weed identification, herbicide injury,  and links to additional resources.

Make sure to bookmark the page today and use it as a resource for any IPM and pest related issues on potatoes. Continue reading Potato module now available on Ontario Crop IPM

OMAFRA Welcomes Dennis Van Dyk as Vegetable Crops Specialist

Dennis Van DykDennis Van Dyk recently joined the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) as a Vegetable Crops Specialist. Based out of the Guelph office, he will primarily focus on the root vegetable crop portfolio, including: potato, carrot, rutabaga, turnip, parsnip, radish and horseradish. Continue reading OMAFRA Welcomes Dennis Van Dyk as Vegetable Crops Specialist