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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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Apple Update: June 30, 2017

In this update: Fruit size Hedging Nutrient analysis Weather issues Disease: fire blight, apple scab, powdery mildew, fly speck/sooty blotch, sudden apple decline Insect: oriental fruit moth, obliquebanded leafroller, rosy apple aphid, San Jose scale, Japanese beetle, brown marmorated stink … Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 14, 2017

In this update: crop stage thinning irrigation diseases: fire blight, scab, powdery mildew, leaf spots insects: codling moth, obliquebanded leafroller, dogwood borer, San Jose scale, leafcurling midge, plum curculio, brown marmorated stink bug Ontario Apple Orchard Tour

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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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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 … 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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