Category Archives: Apples

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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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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