Category Archives: Grapes

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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Emergency Use registrations for Spotted Wing Drosophila

Two insecticides have recently been registered for emergency use on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on berry crops (crop group 13-07) and stone fruits (crop group 12) in Ontario.

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Activity of Insecticides and Miticides on Grape Pests, 2017

Ratings in shaded cells indicate the insect/mite is listed on the product label for control or suppression. Please see the product label or crop calendars for registered uses. Additional information, derived from other sources, is provided in this table to … Continue reading

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New, Free Soil Health Publications Now Available to Order!

Originally posted on onspecialtycrops:
By Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is rolling out a total of 21 new soil health publications. These publications provide best management practices to help you…

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IPM Scout Training Workshops Begin This Week

The free OMAFRA IPM scout training workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. Be sure to register if you or your scout are planning to attend! To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre … Continue reading

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Important Information Regarding the Sale and Use of Gramoxone Herbicide

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently conducted a Special Review of Paraquat and concluded that changes to the Gramoxone® Liquid Herbicide with Wetting Agent, Reg. No. 8661   (i.e. “Gramoxone”) product formulation and packaging are required. As a result … Continue reading

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