Category Archives: Fresh Grapes

Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … 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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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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Quick Tests for Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist Herbicide resistant weeds are not a novelty anymore, they are the norm.  New cases of confirmed and suspected weed resistance to herbicides are steadily reported in all crops and cases of multiple resistances (weed … 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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