Apple Update: July 25, 2017

Available in PDF: 11_Apple Update July 25 2017

In this update:

  • Crop stage
  • Hand thinning
  • International Fruit Tree Association Study Tour recap
  • Pests: bitter rot, apple maggot, leafcurling midge, San Jose scale, aphid, leafhopper, Japanese beetle

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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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Berry Bulletin July 21, 2017

Check  your fruit for SWD!

In this week’s post: strawberry, raspberry and blueberry crop development, pest management, and spotted wing drosophila update.

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Apple Update: July 14, 2017

Available in PDF: 10_Apple Update July 15 2017

In this update:

  • Growth stages
  • Bitter pit management
  • Disease: fire blight, scab, powdery mildew, Phytophthora, Nectria, summer disease
  • Insect: lepidopterans (moths), apple maggot, leafcurling midge, San Jose scale, aphids, potato leafhopper, rust mite
  • Product re-evaluations
  • Events: Native Pollinator Habitat on Farm

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SWD update July 14, 2017

Our monitoring program continues. We have seen an increase in numbers this week. Traps in Wellington, Essex, Brant and Niagara had traps with 10 or more SWD catches. Continue reading

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Berry Bulletin July 14

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PDF available:Berry Bulletin July 13

July 14, 2017

Crop development: June bearing strawberry harvest is slowing down in Southern Ontario; late varieties including Valley Sunset and Malwina are being picked now and the crop is looking good. Raspberries are being harvested in most parts of the province. Continue reading

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Mealybug Update, July, 2017

My crew has been out monitoring mealybug development in several vineyards this summer.  The majority of mealybug populations are in the egg or first instar stage.

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