Category Archives: Specialty Fruit and Nuts

Haskap Workshop at CSHS 2018: Time Running Out for Pre-registration

The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) Annual Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario this year! Several special symposia will be held during the conference, including a Haskap Workshop presented by Dr. Bob Bors from the University of … 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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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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Final Reminder – Hazelnut IPM Training this Wendesday!

Hazelnut growers or industry members interested in attending the Hazelnut Scout Training being offered at the Simcoe Resource Centre this Wednesday, May 2 are encouraged to register soon.  A minimum of 10 registrants for the IPM session are required for … Continue reading

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Register now! IPM Training for Hazelnuts, Hops and Ginseng

OMAFRA’s FREE integrated pest managment training workshops begin this week and run over the next few weeks.  A full list of workshops is included below, and include a number that are relevant to specialty crop growers.  Scout training kicks off … Continue reading

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How much water do my hazelnut trees require?

By Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA Engineer Hazelnut trees in maturing orchards can survive moderate periods of drought but this doesn’t mean they will be productive.  Are you concerned about providing a heathy start at tree planting and during establishment?  Nut fill? … Continue reading

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Pawpaw-sibilities at 2018 OFVC

Did you know pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is Canada’s largest native edible tree fruit? If you are interested in learning more about commercial production of this specialty fruit crop and the ongoing breeding efforts of the Kentucky State University (KSU) pawpaw … Continue reading

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