Welcome to ON Organic
Welcome to the August 2009 issue of ON Organic. It has been an interesting summer. It has been wetter than normal in many areas but some farms have had dry spells. Temperatures have been cooler than in recent years but we are only about 100 - 150 heat units behind the 30 year averages in most areas. This is good for many of the cool season crops, but has delayed harvest on many crops. Disease outbreaks of downy mildew in cucurbits and late blight in potatoes and tomatoes have been of some concern, especially in organic where we have few tools to effectively control these diseases. I hope you are having a good season.
Thanks to Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) and Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) for forwarding this on to their email lists, and I encourage you to share it with other colleagues who may find it useful. As always we welcome your comments.
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