Category Archives: Pears

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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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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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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