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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 19, 2018

This post contains a summary of trap counts for the week of July 16.  Note that unless otherwise noted, the numbers reported are number of SWD per trap rather than total number over 4 traps.  Please refer to previous blog … Continue reading

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Do growers have to manage for spotted wing Drosophila in processing peaches?

Dave Jones and Larry Gut of MSU have been studying whether spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) can infest processing peach.

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 6, 2018

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, July 6, 2018 This year we are conducting a regional monitoring program in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes including Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Dundas-Stormont and Glengary (DSG) and Northumberland counties.  This … Continue reading

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Testing for Glyphosate Resistant Canada Fleabane in Tree Fruit, Tree Nuts and Grapes

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Specialist – Horticulture Glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane has been confirmed in 28 counties throughout the province.  Some counties also have multiple resistant Canada fleabane which is resistant to both glyphosate (group 9) and ALS (group 2) … Continue reading

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You Suspect Herbicide Drift – Now What? (re-posted from April 28)

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture; Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Specialist; Karl Soetemans, MOECC Pesticide Specialist – Southwest Region With the new 2,4-D- and dicamba-tolerant crop technology available in field crops, horticulture growers are … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, June 29, 2018

This year we are conducting a regional monitoring program in berry and stone fruit crops and grapes including Essex, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Norfolk, Niagara, Durham, Ottawa/Carleton, Dundas-Stormont and Glengary (DSG) and Northumberland counties.  This post contains a summary of trap counts … Continue reading

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Activity of Insecticides on Stone Fruit Pests, 2018

This table provides information on the relative activity of insecticides and miticides labelled on stone fruit in Ontario. The ratings are a result of the review of various U.S. extension publications, scientific journal articles, Canadian Pest Management Research Reports, and … Continue reading

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