Tag Archives: Irrigation

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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Irrigation System Assessments

by Rebecca Shortt Are you concerned that your irrigation system is not applying enough water? too much water? or applying unevenly?  To request an Irrigation System Assessment contact Rebecca Shortt OMAFRA Water Quantity Engineer 519-426-4920 (limited availability) Australian research has … Continue reading

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Apple Update: July 1, 2016

Crop Stages June drop is finishing up. Terminal buds have started to set in many locations across the province. Fruit continues to increase in size and are looking larger than normal for this time of year. Production As terminal buds … Continue reading

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How long do I run my drip lines?

by Rebecca Shortt, Engineer, Water Quantity, OMAFRA , 30 June 2016 This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system.

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Irrigation update- June 24, 2016

by Rebecca Shortt, Engineer, Water Quantity, OMAFRA The month of May and the first 3 weeks of June have been extremely dry (<40% of avg rainfall).  The areas of Niagara and Peterborough are of particular concern because of lengthy dry … Continue reading

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Grape Irrigation – Both art and science

by Rebecca Shortt, Engineer, Water Quantity, OMAFRA It’s a delicate dance to get just the right amount of water on grape vines at this time of year.  Water is crucial for cell division and the rapid berry growth occurring.  However, too much … Continue reading

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Apple Update: June 22, 2016

Crop Stages Apple fruitlets are increasing in size. At the University of Guelph Simcoe Research Station, they are 25-35 mm in diameter. Terminal buds have started to set in Essex County, which is much earlier than normal. Production The weather … Continue reading

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