Category Archives: Wine Grapes

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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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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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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