Category Archives: Apples

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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Glyphosate Resistant Canada Fleabane in Ontario Orchards and Vineyards

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 and ALS or group 2 herbicides.  … Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 30, 2017

In this update: Fruit size Hedging Nutrient analysis Weather issues Disease: fire blight, apple scab, powdery mildew, fly speck/sooty blotch, sudden apple decline Insect: oriental fruit moth, obliquebanded leafroller, rosy apple aphid, San Jose scale, Japanese beetle, brown marmorated stink … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Bird Brain! Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bird Bangers

Excerpts from OMAFRA Factsheet Using Propane-Fired Cannons to Keep Birds Away From Vineyards. The principle for best management practices for bird bangers is that their only use is to protect bearing, marketable fruit trees and vines from bird predation. The … Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 21, 2017

Crop Stages In Southwestern Ontario, apple fruitlets are 20-35 mm in diameter, terminal buds are starting to set in older trees in Essex County In Grey County and east of Toronto, apple fruitlets are at 15-20 mm in diameter

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