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Disease pressure rises in Ontario vegetable crops with excess moisture

July 20, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

The July 15 Ontario vegetable crop report , published by the vegetable crop specialists with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), shows that many crops are facing increasing disease pressure with the recent surplus of rain.

Blights and mildews are particularly prevalent due to the excess moisture, but celery leaf curl and alternaria in Brassicas and carrots are also causing problems. In addition, insect pests like Colorado potato beetle, squash bugs and potato leaf hoppers are out in force; regular scouting is advised. |READ MORE


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