Author Archives: Melanie Filotas

2019 OMAFRA Hazelnut Workshops

Ontario hazelnut growers are invited to attend the following training workshops being offered by OMAFRA during the 2019 field season.

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2019 Hops Workshops

Hop growers are invited to attend the following training workshops being offered  by OMAFRA specialists during the 2019 field season. Hop Integrated Pest Management Training Date: Thursday April 4 2019, 6-8:30 pm Location: Simcoe-OMAFRA Resource Centre Auditorium or online through … Continue reading

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Delegate Insecticide now registered for weevils in hazelnuts and chestnuts

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Delegate Insecticide (spinetoram) for suppression of chestnut weevils and hazelnut weevils on tree nuts, crop group 14-11 in Canada. Delegate Insecticide was … Continue reading

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Reminder – Hop Field Workshops

Just a reminder of the upcoming Hop Field Workshops scheduled for next Tuesday, July 17 in eastern Ontario and Thursday, July 26 in western Ontario.  Growers and industry members interested in attending the Eastern Ontario workshop are asked to register by … Continue reading

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Insect pests to watch for in Ontario hops

While the continued hot, dry weather in many sections of the province has helped with downy  mildew management, weather conditions have been favourable to the development of several insect pests in many hopyards.  Growers should be actively scouting for potato … Continue reading

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Updated Hops Pesticide List

An updated list of pest control products registered for use on hops in Ontario can be found by clicking on the link below.  Changes from the previous list include the addition of the fungicide Luna Sensation for control of powdery … Continue reading

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Spotted wing drosophila and haskap

Haskap is traditionally not thought of as having many pest issues beyond birds, however growers should be aware that it can be at risk from spotted wing drosophilla.  Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive vinegar fly from Asia that … Continue reading

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