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Ontario still trending above 10-year GDD average

July 2, 2024  By Fruit & Vegetable

The latest crop report from the OMAFRA vegetable crops team shows that all counties continue to trend above the 10-year average for growing degree days (GDD).

In disease management news, cucurbit downy mildew has been identified in Norfolk County – the first confirmed report for the 2024 growing season. Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA vegetable crop specialist (cucurbits, sweet corn, beans, peas, asparagus), recommends cucumber and cantaloupe growers switch to downy mildew-targeted fungicides for the rest of the season. For more information on cucurbit downy mildew, including identification and management, click here.

The June 27 crop report features updates on the progress of several vegetable crops, including brassicas, alliums, cucurbits and celery. |READ MORE

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