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New 2008 Disease Management Guides

featuring a new resource for growers


February 28, 2008
By Marg Land


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Fruit & Vegetable Magazine is featuring a new resource for growers this month. In preparation for the 2008 growing season, disease management tables, covering six of the top fruit and vegetable crops produced in Canada, have been formulated.

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Fungal spores that cause apple scab disease erupting through the cuticle of a crabapple leaf. Photo by Charles Krause, USDA-ARS

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine is featuring a new resource for growers this month.

In preparation for the 2008 growing season, disease management tables,
covering six of the top fruit and vegetable crops produced in Canada, have been formulated. The tables – which cover apples, grapes, strawberries, field tomatoes, sweet corn, and carrots – are published in the January 2008 print version of the magazine (pages 8 to 10) and/or on Fruit & Vegetable Magazine’s website.

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Symptoms of fire blight on an apple tree.  Photo by Margaret Land

Each of the tables 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.

This is a new venture for 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 2008 Disease Management Guides will also be listed at www.fruitandveggie.com. As changes and additions are made to the registrations, the tables 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 2008 issue. Pest Management Guides for apples, grapes, strawberries, field tomatoes, sweet corn, and carrots will be published in both the print publication and online.

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine hopes to build on the Disease and Pest Management Guides and provide tables 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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