Category Archives: Pears

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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Secondary Blossoms Are a Fire Blight Risk

Michael Celetti, Plant Pathologist – Horticulture Crops, OMAFRA Many apple growing regions are reporting a prolonged period of secondary or ‘rat tail’ blossoms this year. Trees with late secondary blossoms (Figure 1) are at risk of becoming infected with the … Continue reading

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Activity of Fungicides and Bactericides on Pear Diseases, 2017

This table provides information on the relative activity of fungicides and bactericides registered on tender fruit. The numbers within cells represent the relative efficacy of a product against a specific disease.  Increasing numbers equal greater effectiveness.  Cells shaded yellow indicate … Continue reading

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Activity of Fungicides and Bactericides on Stone Fruit Diseases, 2017

This table provides information on the relative activity of fungicides and bactericides registered on tender fruit. The numbers within cells represent the relative efficacy of a product against a specific disease.  Increasing numbers equal greater effectiveness.  Cells shaded yellow indicate … Continue reading

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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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Fire Blight Prediction Maps for 2017

Michael Celetti, OMAFRA’s Plant Pathologist – Horticulture, is once again creating fire blight prediction maps based off the Cougar Blight forecasting model using over 70 weather stations across the province. These will be updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the … Continue reading

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Important Information Regarding the Sale and Use of Gramoxone Herbicide

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently conducted a Special Review of Paraquat and concluded that changes to the Gramoxone® Liquid Herbicide with Wetting Agent, Reg. No. 8661   (i.e. “Gramoxone”) product formulation and packaging are required. As a result … Continue reading

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