Category Archives: Grapes

Early season mealybug management

Grape mealybug overwinters in egg sacs under the loose bark of trunks and cordons.  In the spring, the eggs hatch and the first instar nymphs, “crawlers”, emerge and start to move to one-year-old canes or spurs.  Early season management of … Continue reading

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You Suspect Herbicide Drift – Now What?

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture, Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA IPM Specialist – Horticulture, 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 concerned about … Continue reading

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Register Now! IPM Scout Training Workshops Start This Week

The FREE IPM scout training workshops will be running over the following weeks, beginning this Thursday, April 26th with Introduction to IPM. Be sure to register if you, your scout or any other farm employee are planning to attend a workshop.

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BeeConnected

BeeConnected is an app connecting registered beekeepers with registered farmers and spray contractors, enabling anonymous communication on the location of hives and crop protection product activities.

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Fruit Production Information now Online

Soil management, fertilizer use, crop nutrition, cover crops for fruit production, thinning of tree fruit and plant growth regulator information for fruit crops now online.

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Un-Conventional Thinking Workshop – presentations available

Click on the each link below to access a pdf of the presentations from the Un-Conventional Thinking  Workshop held on March 29 in Vineland.

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2018 OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops

The following FREE workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year or looking to refresh their IPM knowledge.

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