Category Archives: IPM

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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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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IPM in early August

This beautiful, fat four-horned Sphinx moth larva  (Order: Lepidoptera; Family: Sphingidae; Species: Ceratomia amyntor) was found chewing on elm leaves by OMAFRA Field Tech Student Kaitlin Creighton and LO Nursery Scout Charlotte Thomson.  Knowing their supervisor’s sense of humour, Kait … Continue reading

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Time To Prune Boxwood and Eastern White Cedar

              Remember all those yellow spots on boxwood leaves we had this spring?  These were the feeding sites of the overwintering larvae of boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpus buxi, M. flavus).

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