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Anthracnose and Other Blights Out There

The cool, wet spring has created perfect conditions for leaf and stem diseases on woody ornamentals this year.  American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia) are showing distinctive bud and shoot failure and leaf blights due to … Continue reading

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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good coming out of the winter?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow leaves? Can you see any yellow-green-brown spots?

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Upcoming 2019 IPM Workshops!

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your woody landscape plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! OMAFRA-ISAO Course: “IPM and Site Condition Assessment For Woody … Continue reading

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Field Entomology Course for Arborists, Landscapers and Nursery Growers coming in August!

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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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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

onspecialtycrops By: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – HorticultureDave Bilyea, Weed Management – Horticulture, University of Guelph, Ridgetown CampusThe first line of defense against waterhemp and palmer amaranth is proper identification.  It is EXTREMELY difficult to identify waterhemp and … Continue reading

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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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