Category Archives: IPM

Welcome May 24 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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Welcome LO Nursery Scout and OMAFRA Students!

Welcome to our new 2017 LO Nursery Scout and OMAFRA Summer Student!           Melissa Huntley (left) and Andrea Badder (right) have been working diligently to scout for pests and abiotic issues in nursery crops.  The cold, … Continue reading

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April Showers, Bring May Diseases

                           This cooler weather has been a nice break, slowing down plant development and reducing heat and desiccation stress on newly planted or harvested nursery stock.  We inched up a little in Growing Degree Days and Plant Phenology this week.

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Warmer Temperatures Coming This Week

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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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Spring is Springing!

It was quite the wait wasn’t it? After witnessing one of the warmest February’s on record, March was quite a shock. But we seem to be on track now with a warming trend on the 7 day weather forecasts.  Night … Continue reading

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New Weed ID Resource for Ontario

Great New Resource for This Field Season: Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops (this is a repost from ONfruit)  The new Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops features over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields, and is now available in … Continue reading

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