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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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Spotted wing drosophila management: A challenge for stone fruit 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

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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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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 May 20, 2016

  Berry Bulletin 05-20-16  printable PDF May 20, 2016  Crop conditions:  Crop development has been slow, especially in eastern Ontario. Things should move ahead more quickly now that warm weather is here.  Early day neutral strawberries from row-covered fields should be ready … Continue reading

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Management of mealybug in vineyards

The following article provides information on the biology and management of mealybug in vineyards.

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