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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
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
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
The following article provides information on the biology and management of mealybug in vineyards.
Crop Stages Apple buds are at tight cluster to pink in Essex County, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Lambton and Middlesex; half inch green to tight cluster in Norfolk and Wentworth County, the GTA and in the Niagara Region; green tip to ½” … Continue reading
Spotted wing drosophila trap captures continue to escalate. Second generation females are now active in most areas. Using a degree day model developed in Oregon, (which has not been validated in Ontario), we expect another surge of SWD egg laying in … Continue reading