Category Archives: IPM

Upcoming IPM Workshops for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Professionals!

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! OMAFRA-ISA Course: “IPM for Woody Plants” Click below for registration page: … Continue reading

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Protect Evergreens Now, New Growth is Starting To Emerge!

Monitor for needlecast and blight diseases on older foliage where new foliage is emerging on PINE and SPRUCE.

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Welcoming The Victoria Day Long Weekend!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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Keep Protecting Susceptible Malus, Pyrus etc.

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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Those Darling Buds of May- 2018

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Dormant Oil For IPM

 We’ve got milder temperatures starting today and yes, it’s still a good time to get some late dormant oil applications on in many areas of southern Ontario (Photo: overwintering nymphs of magnolia scale). As long as there is no sensitive vegetative or flower tissue emerging, you can still make dormant rate, horticultural oil applications for […]

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April Snowstorms Bring May Flowers

There may still be snow in the bush but at long last, its been warm enough to support bloom on several early flowering plants.  It looks like the warming trend will continue, according to the 7 day weather forecasts.  After … Continue reading

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