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Have You Seen This Red & Black Bug?

It looks like a boxelder bug doesn’t it?  Ah but boxelder bugs have a lot more solid black on their wings.  Maybe a milkweed bug? No, they have red and black wings but no black circles like this one. Can’t … Continue reading

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The Snail that Broke the Grower’s Back

                        There was quite a lot of dieback on woody shrubs and trees this spring and summer, some of it is still just showing up. Vertical cracks in juvenile … Continue reading

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Weeds to Watch: Invasive Pigweeds – Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth

Originally posted on onspecialtycrops:
By: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Horticulture Dave Bilyea, Weed Management – Horticulture, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus The first line of defense against waterhemp and palmer amaranth is proper identification.  It is EXTREMELY…

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2018 Ontario Nursery Growers’ Tour!

  2018 Ontario Nursery Growers’ Tour — Wednesday, Sep 19th Meet us at Connon CBV Wholesale Yard #656 Robson Road (7:15 am) THEME:  “Sticking together”

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A Very Special Field Course for WannabeEntomoRockstars (July 31-Aug 2)

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Japanese beetles are in flight! What Growers Need to Know — from ONfloriculture

The Japanese beetle season is upon us once again! Adults were spotted this week in Southern Ontario. Shipping outside Ontario or need to meet the requirements of the JB Certification Program? Not sure what’s required? This post contains a treatment … Continue reading

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Dang, It’s Still Dry

Although many parts of southern Ontario received a nice long rainfall this weekend….many of those areas received only 6 or 7 mm and not the 15-20 mm our soils were needing.  Where a thick layer of mulch is used in … Continue reading

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