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Leps are languishing…. time for biocontrol

                Seeing holes in leaves on deciduous trees?  This majestic sugar maple was showing interveinal holes and closer inspection revealed fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria) larvae on the leaf undersides.  Larvae are pale green (although you’ll … Continue reading

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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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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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Upcoming IPM Workshop for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Pro’s

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! March 28, 2017:  IPM in the Woody Landscape at Landscape Ontario in … Continue reading

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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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