Category Archives: Grapes

National team will present latest information on biological control of spotted wing Drosophila – one hour webinar

Michigan researchers share the latest results on SWD management. Advertisements

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Tender Fruit and Grape Student positions available at Vineland Resource Centre for summer 2018

Position Title: Student – Tender Fruit and Grape Field Technician Job Term: Temporary (3 positions) for up to 18 weeks Location:  OMAFRA Vineland Resource Centre, Vineland, Ontario (Niagara Region, on the south shore of Lake Ontario, 1 hour south of Toronto) Salary:  $14.85/ … Continue reading

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Soil Health in Ontario

New! OMAFRA has just released ‘New Horizons: Ontario’s Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy’ for public input.

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Access Pesticide Labels on your mobile device

You can now access Pesticide Labels on your mobile device with our new mobile application. You can save your searches and download product labels to your ‘Favourites’ for access, even when you are offline.

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Workshop dates:   November 23 – Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA December 6 – Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Are you a farmer interested in different practices for maintaining soil health? A team of researchers at Brock University … Continue reading

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Grapevine viruses, September 2017

W. McFadden-Smith (OMAFRA), S. Poojari  and J.P. Parent (AAFC) Symptoms of Grapevine leafroll disease (GLD), caused by a number of GLRaVs, are more apparent on red-fruited vinifera cultivars than whites and they vary based on variety of factors including environmental conditions, … Continue reading

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Sooty mould — a sure sign of mealybugs (and sometimes scales)

W. McFadden-Smith (OMAFRA), S. Poojari and J.P. Parent (AAFC) A few weeks ago, it was easy to find mealybugs and scales on foliage and fruit in vineyards that had not been sprayed with Movento.  Mealybugs and scales secrete a sugary … Continue reading

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