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Crop Profile for Sweet Corn in Canada, 2018 (49 pages) - Synopsis

The Crop Profile for Sweet Corn in Canada, 2018 provides an overview of production and pest management practices for sweet corn in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting its growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural, chemical and alternative methods of control.

Grower issues and gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the three main sections (disease, insect and mite and weed) and under each pest description. A list of provincial specialists and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources, are provided at the end of the profile.

Limited crop production and market statistics are provided in the profile 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.

Information on pest issues and management practices is provided for information purposes only. For detailed information on growing sweet corn, the reader is referred to provincial crop production guides and provincial ministry websites listed in the Resources Section at the end of the profile. For guidance about crop protection products registered for pests on sweet corn, the reader is referred to provincial crop production guides Health Canada’s Pesticide label database.

The Crop Profile for Sweet Corn in Canada, 2018 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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