Category Archives: Apples

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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Do you have a water contingency plan?

Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA In 2016, many areas of the province saw very warm and dry conditions, creating challenges for horticulture and field crop producers. Many wells were still dry leading into the winter. In other … Continue reading

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Brown marmorated stink bugs are active now!

Hannah Fraser, Entomologist – Horticulture, OMAFRA Guelph The University of Guelph and OMAFRA are conducting a targeted grower participatory survey for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, in Niagara and in Simcoe as part of a larger project, using … Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 14, 2017

In this update: crop stage thinning irrigation diseases: fire blight, scab, powdery mildew, leaf spots insects: codling moth, obliquebanded leafroller, dogwood borer, San Jose scale, leafcurling midge, plum curculio, brown marmorated stink bug Ontario Apple Orchard Tour

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Register Now! Ontario Apple Orchard Tour

Space is filling up fast! Don’t miss out on a great learning and networking opportunity.

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Apple Update: June 8, 2017

In this update: crop stages thinners disease: fire blight, scab, blister spot, sudden apple decline insect: codling moth, San Jose scale, woolly apple aphid, leafcurling midge, dogwood borer Crop Stages

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Apple Update: May 30, 2017

Crop Stages In Southwestern Ontario apples are at 3 to 12 mm fruitlet size In Grey County and east of Toronto, apple blossoms are at full bloom to petal fall Production Fruitlet thinning applications have begun in Southwestern Ontario and … Continue reading

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