Category Archives: Grapes

Soil Health in Ontario

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

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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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WORKSHOPS: USING AGROMINERALS FOR SOIL AMENDMENT

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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Fungal disease management in grapevines for the remainder of the 2017 season

The frequent rains, heavy dews, fog, overcast skies and moderate temperatures have promoted infections by downy and powdery mildew.  Strictly protectant fungicides cannot stand up to the heavy rains that have occurred this year.  Dense canopies prevent air movement to … Continue reading

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Mealybug Update, July, 2017

My crew has been out monitoring mealybug development in several vineyards this summer.  The majority of mealybug populations are in the egg or first instar stage.

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