Author Archives: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin

Register Now! IPM Scout Training Workshops Start This Week

The FREE IPM scout training workshops will be running over the following weeks, beginning this Thursday, April 26th with Introduction to IPM. Be sure to register if you, your scout or any other farm employee are planning to attend a workshop.

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2018 OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops

The following FREE workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year or looking to refresh their IPM knowledge.

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Late Season Risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Pome Fruit

Hannah Fraser, Entomologist-Horticulture, OMAFRA Are you actively monitoring for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) or other injurious stink bugs in your orchard?  As we head towards harvest, the risk from BMSB injury to apples and pears increases in areas where … Continue reading

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What Is Your Apple IPM Report Card?

Do you know how effective your pest management program was this year? With only a small time commitment required, a harvest assessment can provide information on what part of your management program went well (or not so well) this year.

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Apple Update: August 10, 2017

Available in PDF: 12_Apple Update Auguest 10 In this update: Growth stage Precipitation Retain label changes International Fruit Tree Association – Part 2 Diseases: fire blight, scab, fruit rot, blister spot Insects: apple maggot, codling moth, San Jose scale, woolly … Continue reading

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Apple Update: July 25, 2017

Available in PDF: 11_Apple Update July 25 2017 In this update: Crop stage Hand thinning International Fruit Tree Association Study Tour recap Pests: bitter rot, apple maggot, leafcurling midge, San Jose scale, aphid, leafhopper, Japanese beetle

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Apple Update: July 14, 2017

Available in PDF: 10_Apple Update July 15 2017 In this update: Growth stages Bitter pit management Disease: fire blight, scab, powdery mildew, Phytophthora, Nectria, summer disease Insect: lepidopterans (moths), apple maggot, leafcurling midge, San Jose scale, aphids, potato leafhopper, rust mite … Continue reading

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