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Crop Profile for Peach in Canada, 2016 (78 pages) - Synopsis

The Crop Profile for Peach in Canada, 2016 provides an overview of production and pest management practices for peach in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting its growth and production practices. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural, chemical and alternative methods of control. Detailed information is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence, integrated pest management options, as well as registered pesticides available to growers, current as of October, 2018.

Grower issues / 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 peach 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 Peach in Canada, 2016 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 Peach in Canada, 2016 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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