Category Archives: Insects and Diseases

Berry Bulletin June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Crop development: June bearing harvest continues and pick-your-own is in full swing in many parts of Ontario. Raspberries and blueberries are ripening and harvest should begin in a couple weeks. Haskaps: Haskap harvest has begun. Determining when … Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 21, 2017

Crop Stages In Southwestern Ontario, apple fruitlets are 20-35 mm in diameter, terminal buds are starting to set in older trees in Essex County In Grey County and east of Toronto, apple fruitlets are at 15-20 mm in diameter

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Exirel label expanded for the control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and for the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries (CG 13-07A)

ExirelTM has recently received minor use label expansion (URMULE) registrations for control of aphids and the suppression of thrips in strawberries and the control of black vine weevil, obscure root weevil, spotted wing drosophila and Japanese beetle in caneberries in … Continue reading

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June 16 Berry Bulletin

June 16, 2017 Crop development: A lot of fruit ripened quickly over last weekend with the warm weather.  June bearing harvest continues where row covers were used. Pick-your-own operations in southern Ontario are opening this weekend.  Raspberries are in bloom … 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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Apple Update: June 14, 2017

In this update: crop stage thinning irrigation diseases: fire blight, scab, powdery mildew, leaf spots insects: codling moth, obliquebanded leafroller, dogwood borer, San Jose scale, leafcurling midge, plum curculio, brown marmorated stink bug Ontario Apple Orchard Tour

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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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