Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

Nursery Growers Short Course coming up on February 7, 2018

(Click HERE to listen to an AUDIO version of this post)  Woohoo…. its almost here !  It’s the MOST anticipated EDUCATIONAL and NETWORKING event of the year! Advertisements

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Have you had your say on the Ontario Ag Soil Health Strategy?

Healthy soil is essential for life and is the heart of our food system. In Ontario, as elsewhere around the world, soil is at risk from many threats. Ontario’s proposed Soil Health strategy builds on the Sustaining Ontario’s Agricultural Soils. … Continue reading

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Don’t Kiss All Your Ash Goodbye Just Yet – Part II

In 2016, approximately 4,688 hectares of ash trees were found to be in decline or mortality due to Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis, EAB) in the province of Ontario. That’s down from just over 41,000 ha in 2015. This data … Continue reading

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Calling All Niagara Area Nursery Growers – meeting October 30th

                           2016 is the year we remember as being unusually dry across much of Niagara Region. The dry conditions highlighted the need for access to irrigation water and … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for Fall Dormant Oil

  Many horticultural professionals are gearing up for fall applications of horticultural oil. But the warm weather is causing trees to retain foliage later than they usually would, delaying dormant applications of horticultural oil.  The full, dormant rate of horticultural oil … Continue reading

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A Few Opportunities for IPM

 Bright, orange-red lesions of Pear Trellis rust (Gymnosporangium sabinae) are still quite visible on ornamental pear trees right now. Take a look at the undersides of those rust lesions to find sporulating structures, called “aecia” (pronounced “ay-see-a”).  These stringy, trellis-like … Continue reading

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Hold Off on Fall Fertilizer Where Soil is Dry

 Warm, sunny days and cold nights give rise to the most spectacular fall colours. Unfortunately, that long stretch of unseasonable warm, cloudy days and warm nights in September certainly stalled out leaf colour development this year.

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