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New Episode of What’s Growing ON?

An emerging pest issue in strawberry and a crash course on the Canadian crop protection registration system are the topics of conversation in the latest episode of the What's Growing ON? podcast.

Season 3 Episode 1: Neopestalotiopsis & Minor Use

In this episode, Kristy sits down with OMAFRA’s Erica Pate (Fruit Crop Specialist) and Katie Goldenhar (Plant Pathologist) to talk about an emerging pest issue in Ontario strawberries, called Neopestalotiopsis. For more information on identification and biology of this disease,  check out Pest Alert: Neopestalotiopsis – An Emerging Strawberry Disease in North America on the ONfruit blog. If you suspect this disease in your field,  contact Erica  ( or Katie (

Following,  we get a crash course on the Canadian registration process for crop protection products with OMAFRA’s Minor Use Coordinator, Josh Mosiondz ( For more information on the minor use system and product registration, check out the following resources:

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Music: Aspire by Scott Holmes

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