Due to COVID-19, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency is likely delaying several re-evaluation decisions. Growers should note that some of those decisions impact horticultural products.
If you haven’t applied your pre-emergent herbicides, now is the perfect time and if possible try to apply all post-emergent herbicides when temperatures are above 60oF or 16°C. This is May 8 advice from Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA weed management specialist for horticulture.
The Ontario Pesticide Education Program cancelled all classroom safety courses due to COVID-19 concerns in mid-March. The Ontario environment ministry has extended the expiration date to end of the year for more than 1,400 Ontario growers and vendors.