May 9, 2017
by CTRF
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Status of Seedlings in Greenhouses

Percent seed germination and uniformity of seedling stands in most greenhouses appear to be quite good. Clipping is underway in tray greenhouses and fungicide application for prevention of Rhizoctonia damping-off has occurred. Only a few isolated problems have been reported … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by CTRF
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First Blue Mold Occurrence in U.S. in 2017

Blue Mold on flue-cured tobacco was recently reported in Georgia, where the disease occurred in two greenhouses in South Georgia in March, 2017.  Reports indicate that the infestations appear to have been controlled and tobacco in the area is being … Continue reading

March 31, 2017
by CTRF
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Highlights from the Annual Variety Meeting

The following are some of the highlights from the annual meeting of the Ontario Recommending Committee for Flue-Cured Tobacco held on February 22, 2017. Variety Situation Eight tobacco varieties were grown in farmers’ fields in Ontario in 2016, and for the sixth … Continue reading

February 15, 2017
by CTRF
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Control of Greenhouse Diseases

Several diseases can affect tobacco seedlings in greenhouses and, if growers have not already done so, now would be a good time to control some of these diseases before seeding.  Information on the control of algae, black root rot, and Rhizoctonia and Pythium damping-off … Continue reading

January 23, 2017
by CTRF
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Diazinon Use Phased-Out

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has phased-out the use of the active ingredient diazinon as of December 31, 2016.  As a result, Diazinon 50 WSP can no longer be used in tobacco greenhouses to control Pavement Ants.  Any leftover product … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
by CTRF
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Presidio® Fungicide Now Registered for Control of Blue Mold of Tobacco

Presidio® Fungicide has been granted registration for control of Blue Mold on field tobacco.  It is a liquid suspension concentrate that contains 39.5% of the active ingredient (a.i.) fluopicolide.  Presidio® Fungicide is the sole component of the chemistry group 43 … Continue reading

December 23, 2016
by CTRF
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Registered Variety Data Available

Agronomic performance data for the registered varieties grown in 2016 can now be viewed in the plant breeding area of the website. Post prepared and sent by Canadian Tobacco Research Foundation Mailing Address: CTRF, P.O. Box 322, Tillsonburg, ON  N4G 4H5 Telephone: 519-842-8997 Web Address: … Continue reading

November 29, 2016
by CTRF
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Open House

CTRF is holding an “Open House” on Wednesday, December 21 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  Cured leaf samples of registered and promising varieties will be on display.  Handouts on the performance of the registered varieties will be available.  … Continue reading

October 28, 2016
by CTRF
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Field Research Trials and Open House

With harvesting completed earlier in October, CTRF will now begin to evaluate the tobacco cured from several of the field trials conducted in 2016. Similar to last year, a total of 42 promising flue-cured varieties were tested in replicated trials, with some of these … Continue reading

September 15, 2016
by CTRF
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Harvest Update

An extended period of hot and dry conditions, which slowed the maturity of most crops, appears now to be over. With more seasonal weather conditions anticipated, the rate at which the remainder of the crop matures should improve.  It is … Continue reading