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Spotted wing drosophila management: A challenge for stone fruit this year

Wendy McFadden Smith, Horticulture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA, Hannah Fraser, Entomologist – Horticulture, OMAFRA, Jean-Philippe Parent,  AAFC  Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) populations usually start to soar in late-July, after the majority of the tart cherry crop is harvested. However, numbers rose … Continue reading

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Brown marmorated stink bugs are active now!

Hannah Fraser, Entomologist – Horticulture, OMAFRA Guelph The University of Guelph and OMAFRA are conducting a targeted grower participatory survey for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, in Niagara and in Simcoe as part of a larger project, using … Continue reading

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Recycle your old tires for a great cause

Originally posted on ONvegetables:
From the Ontario Federation of Agriculture: Tire Take Back 2017 Start saving up your old tires for the 8th annual Tire Take Back event where you can turn old tires into valuable support for The Sunshine…

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Proposal to update Roll Over Protection System safety standards in Ontario

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking comments on its proposal to amend Regulation 369, under the Farm Implements Act to reflect the harmonization of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization…

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Effective Vineyard Spraying – A Practical Guide for Growers (2nd Edition)

This book is a comprehensive resource for novice and experienced growers, as well as crop advisors, service providers, educators, communicators and students. Effective Vineyard Spraying is written by Andrew Landers, the leading authority on orchard and vineyard spraying in North … Continue reading

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Effective Orchard Spraying – A Practical Guide for Growers

This book is a comprehensive resource for novice and experienced growers, as well as crop advisors, service providers, educators, communicators and students. Effective Orchard Spraying is written by Andrew Landers, the leading authority on orchard spraying in North America. Effective … Continue reading

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Great New Resource for This Field Season: Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops

Features over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields, the Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops is now available in the following formats: ePub format (124 MB file for Kindle, iBooks and other e-reader apps) .pdf format (8 mb … Continue reading

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