Category Archives: Tree Nuts

Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … Continue reading

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They’re back!! Gypsy moths invade hazelnuts (and lots of other things)

I’ve had quite a few questions about little black caterpillars on hazelnuts this week. These guys are gypsy moth caterpillars, which were quite a problem in many Ontario hazelnut orchards last summer. Gypsy moths overwinter as egg masses on tree … Continue reading

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Hazelnut IPM Workshop Resources now available

The pest-specific presentations for the OMAFRA Hazelnut IPM Workshop are now available online  A playlist containing the Hazelnut IPM Workshop series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJr20gvrwcOzO-Xr20OAu3A/playlists Join us tomorrow, Wednesday May 13 from 1-2:30 pm for a live hazelnut IPM webinar where OMAFRA … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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OMAFRA Hazelnut IPM Training for 2020

Registration is now open for the OMAFRA Hazelnut IPM workshop. This year, most of the OMAFRA IPM workshops are going online! In particular, the Hazelnut IPM workshop will be offered via pre-recorded presentations on key insect and disease pests posted … Continue reading

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Updated OMAFRA Crop Protection Guides Available

The following updated crop protection and production guides are available for download and/or print. Many of these will be applicable to specialty crop growers as well.

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