Category Archives: Grapes

Multicoloured Asian Lady Beetle – WANTED NOT DEAD, JUST ALIVE!

With the warm weather this week, MALB are starting to show up in higher numbers.  We are looking for sites with lots of MALB to collect for a research project (or field trial if there are enough MALB). 

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Publication 360, 2018-19 Fruit Crop Protection Guide now available from Service Ontario

The newly revised Publication 360, Fruit Crop Protection Guide for 2018-19 is now available from Service Ontario, order no. 109188, price $20.00.

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD): A problem for Ontario grapes?

SWD has been a challenge for berry growers in Ontario for several years.  In 2017, when the population increased earlier than normal, it caused losses in cherry crops.  We don’t know a lot about its impact on grapes in Ontario, … Continue reading

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SWD Update August 31

This post contains a summary of trap counts for the week of August 27.  Please refer to previous blog posts for counts from earlier in the growing season. The regional monitoring program was conducted in berry and stone fruit crops … Continue reading

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SWD Update August 24

This post contains a summary of trap counts for the week of August 20.

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Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) update, 2018

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys Stål, is an invasive pest native to East Asia. First identified in Pennsylvania in 2001, it has now been detected in 44 states and 3 provinces (Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia), and is … Continue reading

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SWD Update August 17

This post contains a summary of trap counts for the week of August 13. The traps are shifting from berry crops to later stone fruit and early grape varieties.

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