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Crop Profile for Pear in Canada, 2019 (47 pages) - Synopsis

The Crop Profile for Pear in Canada, 2019 provides an overview of production and pest management practices for pear 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 and chemical 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. Links are provided to national and provincial grower organizations and provincial ministry of agriculture websites and other sources of information on pear production and pest management.

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 pear, 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 pear, the reader is referred to provincial crop production guides and Health Canada's Pesticide label database.

The Crop Profile for Pear in Canada, 2019 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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