Crop Profile for Greenhouse Cucumber in Canada, 2014 (45 pages) – Synopsis

The Crop Profile for Greenhouse Cucumber in Canada, 2014 provides an overview of production and pest management practices for greenhouse cucumber in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting cucumber growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite problems is presented as well as cultural, biological and chemical methods of control. Detailed information is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence, integrated pest management options, biological control agents and registered pesticides available to growers.

Grower issues and gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the two main sections (diseases and insects - mites) and under each pest description. Lists of national and provincial grower organizations and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources for greenhouse vegetable growers are provided at the end of the profile.

Limited crop production and market statistics are provided to give context to the economic importance of the commodity. For more detailed statistics pertaining to the crop, the reader is referred to Statistics Canada.

The Crop Profile for Greenhouse Cucumber in Canada, 2014 is not intended for use as a crop production guide. Detailed information on crop production and pest management in specific regions is available through provincial ministry of agriculture websites and provincial crop specialists.

The Crop Profile for Greenhouse Cucumber in Canada, 2014 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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