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. Continue reading

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Berry Bulletin June 9, 2017

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June 9, 2017

Crop development: Day- neutral strawberry harvest continues. June bearing varieties that were under row covers have started harvest, and green fruit is present where row covers were not used. Raspberries are in bloom and green fruit is present in the earliest areas. Blueberry bloom is almost done and green fruit is present. Haskaps are turning colour but will take a couple weeks to reach the desired flavour. Continue reading

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Register Now! Ontario Apple Orchard Tour

Space is filling up fast! Don’t miss out on a great learning and networking opportunity. Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 8, 2017

In this update:

  • crop stages
  • thinners
  • disease: fire blight, scab, blister spot, sudden apple decline
  • insect: codling moth, San Jose scale, woolly apple aphid, leafcurling midge, dogwood borer

Crop Stages

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Berry Bulletin May 31, 2017

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May 31, 2017

Crop development: Day- neutral strawberry harvest continues. June bearing varieties are in full bloom and green fruit is present in early fields where row covers were used. Raspberry flower buds are present and bloom has started in early areas. Blueberries are in bloom and petal fall in southern Ontario. Continue reading

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Apple Update: May 30, 2017

Crop Stages

  • In Southwestern Ontario apples are at 3 to 12 mm fruitlet size
  • In Grey County and east of Toronto, apple blossoms are at full bloom to petal fall

Production

Fruitlet thinning applications have begun in Southwestern Ontario and early Continue reading

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Phytophthora Crown Rot and Red Stele of Strawberries

By Michael Celetti, OMAFRA Plant Pathologist – Horticultural Crops, Guelph

The wet conditions experienced last fall and earlier this spring in many regions of Ontario were ideal for infection and development of Phytophthora crown rot and red stele in strawberry crops. Symptoms of these diseases are showing up in many strawberry fields this time of year. Continue reading

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