Author Archives: Erica Pate

Berry Bulletin June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Crop development: June bearing harvest continues and pick-your-own is in full swing in many parts of Ontario. Raspberries and blueberries are ripening and harvest should begin in a couple weeks. Haskaps: Haskap harvest has begun. Determining when … Continue reading

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Exirel label expanded for the control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and for the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries (CG 13-07A)

ExirelTM has recently received minor use label expansion (URMULE) registrations for control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries in … Continue reading

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June 16 Berry Bulletin

June 16, 2017 Crop development: A lot of fruit ripened quickly over last weekend with the warm weather.  June bearing harvest continues where row covers were used. Pick-your-own operations in southern Ontario are opening this weekend.  Raspberries are in bloom … Continue reading

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Emergency Use registrations for Spotted Wing Drosophila

Two insecticides have recently been registered for emergency use on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on berry crops (crop group 13-07) and stone fruits (crop group 12) in Ontario.

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Berry Bulletin June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017 Crop development: Day- neutral strawberry harvest continues. June bearing varieties that were under row covers have started harvest, and green fruit is present where row covers were not used. Raspberries are in bloom and green fruit is … Continue reading

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Berry Bulletin May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 Crop development: Day- neutral strawberry harvest continues. June bearing varieties are in full bloom and green fruit is present in early fields where row covers were used. Raspberry flower buds are present and bloom has started in … Continue reading

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Phytophthora Crown Rot and Red Stele of Strawberries

By Michael Celetti, OMAFRA Plant Pathologist – Horticultural Crops, Guelph The wet conditions experienced last fall and earlier this spring in many regions of Ontario were ideal for infection and development of Phytophthora crown rot and red stele in strawberry … Continue reading

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