Category Archives: Wine Grapes

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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Glyphosate Resistant Canada Fleabane in Ontario Orchards and Vineyards

Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Specialist – Horticulture Glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane has been confirmed in 28 counties throughout the province.  Some counties also have multiple resistant Canada fleabane which is resistant to both glyphosate and ALS or group 2 herbicides.  … Continue reading

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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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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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Resources on weed management

Originally posted on ONvegetables:
Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Specialist – Horticulture Internet Weedinfo.ca: If you are trying to identify a weed, find the newest information on herbicide resistance and other emerging issues in weed management you need to visit weedinfo.ca.…

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