Tag Archives: pest management

Emergency Use registrations for Spotted Wing Drosophila

Two insecticides have recently been registered for emergency use on spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on berry crops (crop group 13-07) and stone fruits (crop group 12) in Ontario.

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Activity of Insecticides and Miticides on Grape Pests, 2017

Ratings in shaded cells indicate the insect/mite is listed on the product label for control or suppression. Please see the product label or crop calendars for registered uses. Additional information, derived from other sources, is provided in this table to … Continue reading

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A new issue of the Orchard Network Newsletter is now available online

A new issue of Orchard Network newsletter is now available on the OMAFRA website. English: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/hort/news/orchnews/2017/on-0217.htm French: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/french/crops/hort/news/orchnews/2017/on-0217.htm Table of Contents

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Berry Bulletin Sept 22, 2016

Printable version: 16-16-berry-bulletin-09-22-16 Evaluate the  berry bulletin –click here  June bearing strawberries– Leaf diseases such as powdery mildew, angular leaf spot, leaf scorch and common leaf spot often build up in August and September.  A second fungicide can be applied now … Continue reading

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Don’t have (a) BREAK DOWN

The fall rains have initiated sour rot breakdown of thin-skinned varieties.  As berries swell, they start to pull away from the rachis or become squeezed by their neighbours and split, allowing the acetic acid bacteria and yeast to grow and … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) update August 26, 2016

By Pam Fisher, Fruit Crop Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Simcoe Resource Centre The spotted wing drosophila monitoring program has now ended and traps have been removed from most sites. Thanks to Erin Hanna – OBGA- … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) update August 11, 2016

SWD numbers continue to increase! Pressure from this insect is very high now. Use all forms of management- weekly sprays, regular, thorough harvest (every 2 days or less) and immediate post-harvest cooling to less than 5 C (preferably cooler). SWD … Continue reading

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