Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops

An Ill Wind That Blows No Good….#GypsyMoth 2021

First instar Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) larvae have hatched and are dispersing, especially in the Southwestern part of the province!  Continue reading

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Agri-Tech Innovation Program – Early Adopters Stream is OPEN

The Agri-tech Innovation Program is a new a $22 million cost-share program that will help farming operations and processor businesses adopt innovative and new technologies. Continue reading

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Box Tree Moth Larvae Are Starting to Feed in Toronto

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They’re BACK! Gypsy moth are hatching!

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Scout Evergreens Now to Catch Pests Early

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Those Precocious Blooms of April!

outher       Norway maple (Acer platanoides and its cultivars) are just starting to bloom in the GTA, making this one of the earliest blooms for trees since 2012! Continue reading

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April Showers and April IPM Opportunities

Unusually warm weather has hastened the flowering of many trees, shrubs and bulbs!  Although we have more seasonable daytime high’s in the forecast for the next week, night time low’s will be  above 0C in southern Ontario.  Silver maples may … Continue reading

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Crabapple Disease Management Begins Soon!

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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2021 Will Be Remembered as “The Year of the Gypsy Moth”

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Dormant Horticultural Oil App’s This Week!

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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