Category Archives: Insects

National team will present latest information on biological control of spotted wing Drosophila – one hour webinar

Michigan researchers share the latest results on SWD management. Advertisements

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Mark your calendars for these meetings and conferences in 2018.

Don’t miss these events coming up in the new year, including: -FarmSmart & NutrientSmart -North American Strawberry Growers Association -North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association Meeting -Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

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New resources for berry growers

New resources for raspberry and blackberry growers: -High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries guide for growers -Video Course for Commercial Blackberry Producers

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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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Berry Bulletin September 8, 2017

In this update: -spotted wing Drosophila management -cyclamen mite -strawberry fungicides -raspberry and blueberry update -OBGA twilight meeting

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Late Season Risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Pome Fruit

Hannah Fraser, Entomologist-Horticulture, OMAFRA Are you actively monitoring for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) or other injurious stink bugs in your orchard?  As we head towards harvest, the risk from BMSB injury to apples and pears increases in areas where … Continue reading

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What Is Your Apple IPM Report Card?

Do you know how effective your pest management program was this year? With only a small time commitment required, a harvest assessment can provide information on what part of your management program went well (or not so well) this year.

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