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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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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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Nursery Growers Demonstrating Ways To Conserve Nutrient Inputs

A recent study of fertilizer placement techniques in Ontario nursery grown nursery stock has shown that sub-surface applications of fertilizer can not only reduce the required amount of fertilizer inputs, but also help conserve nutrients in the crop. 

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OMAFRA’s New Floriculture IPM Specialist

OMAFRA welcomes Sarah Jandricic as the Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist   We are pleased that Sarah Jandricic joined the Agriculture Development Branch as the Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist. Sarah works from the Vineland Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs … Continue reading

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Managing a Few Diseases on Ornamentals

 Remember all that Fireblight (1st photo) and Apple scab (2nd photo) we had the last couple of years on apple, crabapple and pear?  Now is the time to start fighting back.

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