Crop Profile for Allium Vegetables in Canada, 2015 (82 pages) - Synopsis

The Crop Profile for Allium Vegetables in Canada, 2015 provides an overview of production and pest management practices for these crops in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting crop growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural and chemical methods of control. Detailed information covering the production years 2015, 2014, and 2013 is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence and integrated pest management options. Registered pesticides available to growers for each crop as of May, 2018 are presented.

Grower issues and gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the three main sections (disease, insect/mite and weed) and under each pest description. Pest management resources, including websites, publications, grower organizations and provincial specialists for allium crops are provided at the end of the profile.

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

The Crop Profile for Allium Vegetables in Canada, 2015 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 Allium Vegetables in Canada, 2015 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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