Fruit & Vegetable

Fruit & Vegetable
Pawpaw: a tropical fruit that grows in Ontario

Pawpaw: a tropical fruit that grows in Ontario

Believe it or not, there’s a tropical fruit that thrives in Ontario.

Ontario offering production insurance to tender fruit growers

Ontario offering production insurance to tender fruit growers

Ontario is offering production insurance to tender fruit growers who lose their trees so they can feel confident in growing their businesses

Ont berry growers seek new organization

Ont berry growers seek new organization

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing to join forces and create one new organization.

The discovery that could transform Canada's wine industry

The discovery that could transform Canada's wine industry

Although Canada is home to internationally award-winning wines, the cold winters and short growing season are a constant challenge.

Quebec orchards worry blight could spell bad apple season

Quebec orchards worry blight could spell bad apple season

For apple farmer Mélanie Charbonneau, it's a worrying year for her Mont-Saint-Grégoire orchard.

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Herbicide Resistance Summit 2016 May 11, 2016...
Which glyphosate-resistant weed is most problematic to Ontario growers? Peter Sikkema answers this question and provides control and management strategies for dealing with glyphosate resistance in this exclusive interview from the 2016 Herbicide Resistance Summit.
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Herbicide Resistance Summit 2016 May 4, 2016...
How can farmers preserve the herbicides they are so dependant on? Neil Harker, a weed scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lacombe, Alta., suggests strategies to help slow down herbicide resistance in this week’s exclusive video from the 2016 Herbicide Resistance Summit.
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Herbicide Resistance Summit 2016 April 27, 2016...
Jason Norsworthy, a professor in the department of crop, soil and environmental sciences at the University of Arkansas, spoke at the 2016 Herbicide Resistance Summit about the status of herbicide resistance in the United States. In this exclusive video, Norsworthy offers insight on the future of herbicide resistance, and suggestions for best management practices.
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Herbicide Resistance Summit 2016 April 20, 2016...
Harvest weed seed control is a management practice that has seen great success in Australia. In this week’s exclusive video from the 2016 Herbicide Resistance Summit, Breanne Tidemann and Michael Walsh discuss the potential for adapting this strategy to Canada, and the benefits and challenges of harvest weed seed control.

Chemicals

Experiments show spray drift can injure wine grapes Experiments show spray drift can injure wine grapes

September 28, 2016, Lawrence, KS – A greenhouse experiment featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology shows that herbicide spray drift from the 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage wine grapes planted near agronomic crops. As glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth and horseweed have emerged in corn, soybean and other crops, 2,4-D and dicamba are being increasingly used to treat weeds that escape control. Grape growers and other specialty crop farmers have become concerned that increased use of 2,4-D and dicamba will result in crop losses from spray drift. To determine whether their concerns are warranted, researchers from Ohio State University conducted greenhouse experiments to simulate the impact of 2,4-D, dicamba and glyphosate spray drift on five economically important wine grape cultivars. Plants were evaluated at one week, 42 days and 357 days after treatment. Researchers found that 2,4-D and dicamba treatments, both with and without glyphosate, caused significant injuries to test plants. “We determined that spray drift from 2,4-D and dicamba can severely injure each of the five grape varieties in our study, with those injuries increasing with greater exposure,” says Mohsen Mohseni-Moghadam of Ohio State University, lead researcher for the study. “Simulated drift from glyphosate alone, though, produced only slight vine injury.” Full text of the article “Response of Wine Grape (Vitis spp.) Cultivars to Simulated Drift Rates of 2,4-D and Dicamba, and with/without Glyphosate” is now available in Weed Technology Vol. 30, Issue 3, July-September, 2016.

Production

Experiments show spray drift can injure wine grapes Experiments show spray drift can injure wine grapes

September 28, 2016, Lawrence, KS – A greenhouse experiment featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology shows that herbicide spray drift from the 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage wine grapes planted near agronomic crops. As glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth and horseweed have emerged in corn, soybean and other crops, 2,4-D and dicamba are being increasingly used to treat weeds that escape control. Grape growers and other specialty crop farmers have become concerned that increased use of 2,4-D and dicamba will result in crop losses from spray drift. To determine whether their concerns are warranted, researchers from Ohio State University conducted greenhouse experiments to simulate the impact of 2,4-D, dicamba and glyphosate spray drift on five economically important wine grape cultivars. Plants were evaluated at one week, 42 days and 357 days after treatment. Researchers found that 2,4-D and dicamba treatments, both with and without glyphosate, caused significant injuries to test plants. “We determined that spray drift from 2,4-D and dicamba can severely injure each of the five grape varieties in our study, with those injuries increasing with greater exposure,” says Mohsen Mohseni-Moghadam of Ohio State University, lead researcher for the study. “Simulated drift from glyphosate alone, though, produced only slight vine injury.” Full text of the article “Response of Wine Grape (Vitis spp.) Cultivars to Simulated Drift Rates of 2,4-D and Dicamba, and with/without Glyphosate” is now available in Weed Technology Vol. 30, Issue 3, July-September, 2016.

Equipment

Experiments show spray drift can injure wine grapes Experiments show spray drift can injure wine grapes

September 28, 2016, Lawrence, KS – A greenhouse experiment featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology shows that herbicide spray drift from the 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage wine grapes planted near agronomic crops. As glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth and horseweed have emerged in corn, soybean and other crops, 2,4-D and dicamba are being increasingly used to treat weeds that escape control. Grape growers and other specialty crop farmers have become concerned that increased use of 2,4-D and dicamba will result in crop losses from spray drift. To determine whether their concerns are warranted, researchers from Ohio State University conducted greenhouse experiments to simulate the impact of 2,4-D, dicamba and glyphosate spray drift on five economically important wine grape cultivars. Plants were evaluated at one week, 42 days and 357 days after treatment. Researchers found that 2,4-D and dicamba treatments, both with and without glyphosate, caused significant injuries to test plants. “We determined that spray drift from 2,4-D and dicamba can severely injure each of the five grape varieties in our study, with those injuries increasing with greater exposure,” says Mohsen Mohseni-Moghadam of Ohio State University, lead researcher for the study. “Simulated drift from glyphosate alone, though, produced only slight vine injury.” Full text of the article “Response of Wine Grape (Vitis spp.) Cultivars to Simulated Drift Rates of 2,4-D and Dicamba, and with/without Glyphosate” is now available in Weed Technology Vol. 30, Issue 3, July-September, 2016.