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Leaf Tissue Sampling and Nutrient Analysis

Post Written by: Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA Leaf Tissue Sampling Time for Nutrient Analysis Terminal Buds are setting across the province and this is the best time to collect tissue samples for plant nutrient analysis.  Nutrient concentration in … 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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Nutrient Application: Timing Matters

Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor There’s a right time for everything. Every year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) receives calls about winter spreading. Long, cold winters that come after a wet fall and/or late … Continue reading

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Dry soil conditions impact on nutrient availability

Deanna Németh, Horticulture Sustainability Specialist Although the past week brought some much needed rain, many locations in Ontario were experiencing prolonged dry soil conditions.  These extended periods of very dry soil conditions can reduce Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium … Continue reading

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How effective are foliar applied nutrients in dry weather?

Christoph Kessel, Soil Fertility Specialist (Horticulture), OMAFRA  Many parts of Ontario have seen extremely warm weather and below average rainfall this season. With this weather the soils are drier as well.  These extended periods of dry soils may lead to … Continue reading

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Terminal Bud Set in Apples: Time to Sample for Plant Tissue Analysis and Apply Calcium

by: Amanda Green, Tree Fruit Specialist, OMAFRA                                             Christoph Kessel, Nutrition (Horticulture) Program Lead, OMAFRA  Terminal buds have started to … Continue reading

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