Crop Profile for Cabbage and Broccoli in Canada - April 2005 (43 pp) - Synopsis
Broccoli and cabbage are cole crops, members of the mustard (Cruciferae) family. Cole crops, including broccoli and cabbage, are important fresh and processing vegetable crops in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Cole crops are biennials, but are generally grown as annuals. They are suited to the climate of many regions across Canada.
The Crop Profile for Cabbage and Broccoli provides an overview of production and pest management practices for cabbage and broccoli in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting their growth. 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 and registered pesticides available to growers.
Grower issues/ 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. Research contacts and sources of additional information are listed 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.
The Crop Profile for Cabbage and Broccoli is not intended for use as a crop production guide. Please refer to provincial ministry of agriculture websites and crop specialists for detailed information on crop production and pest management in a specific region.
This profile is based on a report prepared under contract (01B68-3-0041) by:
Gerald Walker, Wine and Agricultural Consultant, St-Catharines, Ontario
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