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Berry Bulletin August 11, 2017

In this bulletin: crop updates Anthracnose SWD management pollinator habitats

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Berry Bulletin August 3

In this bulletin: crop updates anthracnose management SWD update SWD management in berry crops twitter!

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Cherry Growers Must Use Disease Management Strategies When it Comes to SWD

Click on the link below to read this article from the Growing Produce website: Researcher: Cherry Growers Must Use Disease Management Strategies When it Comes to SWD

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Berry Bulletin and SWD update July 28

In this update: -crop development -insecticide rainfastness -renovation -SWD management

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Spotted wing drosophila management: A challenge for stone fruit this year

Wendy McFadden Smith, Horticulture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA, Hannah Fraser, Entomologist – Horticulture, OMAFRA, Jean-Philippe Parent,  AAFC  Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) populations usually start to soar in late-July, after the majority of the tart cherry crop is harvested. However, numbers rose … Continue reading

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SWD Update July 21

Sustained catch of spotted wing drosophila in traps across Ontario. Late strawberries and summer raspberries will be at risk at this time for SWD.

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Don’t be a Bird Brain! Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bird Bangers

Excerpts from OMAFRA Factsheet Using Propane-Fired Cannons to Keep Birds Away From Vineyards. The principle for best management practices for bird bangers is that their only use is to protect bearing, marketable fruit trees and vines from bird predation. The … Continue reading

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