Category Archives: Apples

Leaf Tissue Sampling and Nutrient Analysis

Post Written by: Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA Leaf Tissue Sampling Time for Nutrient Analysis Terminal Buds are setting across the province and this is the best time to collect tissue samples for plant nutrient analysis.  Nutrient concentration in … Continue reading

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Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … 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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Sun Browning Risk in Apples

Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA Temperatures are going to be hot this weekend and into next week. It will be hot enough to potentially cause sunburn damage.

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1…2…3 Fire Blight Strike “You’re Out!”

Written by: Colleen Haskins, Acting Horticulture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA with input from Michael Celetti, Pathologist-Horticulture, OMAFRA (Excerpts of this article were taken from the article “Fire Blight: Consider and Aggressive Orchard Management Approach”.  Authors: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin and Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA … Continue reading

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Guide to Weed Control Hort Crops 2018 – Pub 75B is Now Available

Kristen Obeid, Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture The OMAFRA Guide to Weed Control Hort Crops 2018 (Publication 75B) is available in the following formats:

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Apple Update: June 20th, 2018

This post written by: Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA and Colleen Haskins, Acting Horticulture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA In this update: crop stages thinning (chemical and hand) irrigation diseases (Scab, Fire blight, Powdery Mildew) pest activity (Codling Moth, Oblique banded leaf roller, … Continue reading

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