Tag Archives: insect

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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What Is Your Apple IPM Report Card?

Do you know how effective your pest management program was this year? With only a small time commitment required, a harvest assessment can provide information on what part of your management program went well (or not so well) this year.

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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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Apple Update: June 21, 2017

Crop Stages In Southwestern Ontario, apple fruitlets are 20-35 mm in diameter, terminal buds are starting to set in older trees in Essex County In Grey County and east of Toronto, apple fruitlets are at 15-20 mm in diameter

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Apple Update: May 16, 2017

Crop Stages In all locations bloom stages are pretty spread out, depending on variety and proximity to water. In Essex, Kent Middlesex, Lambton, apple blossoms are at bloom to petal fall. In Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Brant and Niagara, apple blossoms … Continue reading

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Apple Update: May 9, 2017

Crop Stages In Essex and Kent, apple blossoms are at king bloom to king bloom petal fall. For the rest of Southwestern Ontario including Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Brant and Niagara, apple blossoms are at pink to full bloom. In Grey, … Continue reading

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Apple Update: May 2, 2017

The OMAFRA Apple Team will be providing weekly crop updates reported from across the province, including growth stages, production, weather-related impacts, pest status and other issues affecting Ontario growers at the time. Continue following ONfruit for up-to-date crop information. Crop … Continue reading

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