Category Archives: Nursery Production

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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Protect Malus and Pyrus Now

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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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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Protect Malus Against Apple Scab

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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Warmer Temperatures Coming This Week

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Need a Professional mid-Winter Break?

Feeling stressed?  Been stuck in the office too much?  Looking for a mid-winter break with other like-minded individuals that will Inspire…..Motivate…….and Energize you for the coming growing season? The 2017 Nursery Growers Short Course is just 4 weeks away! Come … Continue reading

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Unwanted Herbivores in the Nursery and Landscape

  Last fall and winter was one that I’ll always remember.  The rodent population went NUTS and we had a lot of feeding damage on nursery and landscape plants.  This year, we haven’t seen as many rodents around.  Low precipitation … Continue reading

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