Category Archives: Specialty Fruit and Nuts

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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First meeting of the Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. at the 2019 OFVC

The newly formed Haskap Berry Growers Association of Ontario Inc. (HBGAO) will be holding their first Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 21, at 3pm in room 221 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls during the 2019 Ontario Fruit and … Continue reading

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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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