Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @jen.llewellyn

A New Tool For Managing Japanese Beetles is HERE!

                 Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) adults are starting to take flight in southern Ontario!

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Keep an Eye on the Weather: Horticultural Oil App’s Are Coming Soon!

Dormant oils should not be applied if the temperature is below 4C or if the temperature will approach freezing soon after application of the dormant oil spray.  The freezing temperatures can mess with the emulsion of the oil mixture and cause uneven application. Continue reading

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Upcoming IPM Workshop for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Pro’s

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your integrated plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you!

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Nursery Grower’s Short Course – Wednesday Feb 6/19

It’s the MOST anticipated EDUCATIONAL and NETWORKING event of the year!

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Did You Manage to Manage Beech Scale This Fall?

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs. 

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You Must Remember This?

Now is the time for dormant oil applications to smother overwintering pear leaf blister mites Continue reading

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Have You Seen This Red & Black Bug?

It looks like a boxelder bug doesn’t it?  Ah but boxelder bugs have a lot more solid black on their wings.  Maybe a milkweed bug? No, they have red and black wings but no black circles like this one. Can’t … Continue reading

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