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2009 Disease Management Guides

A resource for growers this month

January 5, 2009  By Fruit & Vegetable


In preparation for the 2009 growing season, disease management charts,
covering six of the top fruit and vegetable crops produced in Canada,
have been formulated.

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An example of scorch on a Gala apple branch after a severe fireblight infection.


 

Once again, Fruit & Vegetable Magazine is featuring a resource for growers this month.

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In preparation for the 2009 growing season, disease management charts, covering six of the top fruit and vegetable crops produced in Canada, have been formulated. The charts – which cover apples, grapes, strawberries, field tomatoes, sweet corn, and carrots – are published in the January 2009 print version of the magazine (pages 7 to 11) and/or on Fruit & Vegetable Magazine’s website (www.fruitandveggie.com).

Each of the charts lists the more important diseases affecting each of the featured fruit and vegetable crops and the products registered to prevent and/or treat that disease.

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Microscopic view of anthracnose. Photo courtesy of Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension


 

This is the second year the guides have been provided in Fruit & Vegetable Magazine and, while every effort has been made to list the most accurate and complete information, it’s stressed that these tables are meant as a guide only. It is highly recommended that growers refer to local provincial guides and product labels.

In light of the constantly changing Canadian disease and pest management industry, the 2009 Disease Management Guides will also be listed at  www.fruitandveggie.com. As changes and additions are made to the registrations, the charts will be updated to remain as current as possible.

It’s understood that growers have more than diseases to worry about in their crops. Fruit & Vegetable Magazine will also be featuring the insect side of the growing equation in its February 2009 issue. Pest Management Guides for apples, grapes, strawberries, field tomatoes, sweet corn, and carrots will be published in the print publication and/or online.

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine hopes to build on the Disease and Pest Management Guides and provide charts for additional fruit and vegetable crops over time. For more information or to suggest other crops to cover, don’t hesitate to contact the magazine at  mland@annexweb.com or 1-888-599-2228, ext. 269.

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