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The FREE IPM scout training workshops will be running over the following weeks, beginning this Thursday, April 26th with Introduction to IPM. Be sure to register if you, your scout or any other farm employee are planning to attend a workshop.
The following FREE workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year or looking to refresh their IPM knowledge.
Check out these three new videos for strawberry pest management.
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
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.
Wendy McFadden Smith, Horticulture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA, Hannah Fraser, Entomologist – Horticulture, OMAFRA, Jean-Philippe Parent, AAFC Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) populations usually start to soar in late-July, after the majority of the tart cherry crop is harvested. However, numbers rose … Continue reading