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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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Apple Update: May 3rd, 2016

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

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Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Update – July 31, 2015

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

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