Tag Archives: Insects

Ginseng Crop Update – July 15, 2016

Cutworms have been reported causing damage to mostly seedlings across the ginseng production area (Figure 1). The cutworms are still relatively small, so it will be important to control them before they cause more extensive damage. Proper timing and application … Continue reading

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Lavender Research Update – Four-Lined Plant Bug Host Preferences

This year we initiated a small trial to determine if four-lined plant bugs prefer other hosts to lavender, which could then potentially be used as a trap crop to manage the pest. Four-lined plant bugs can cause extensive cosmetic damage … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – June 10, 2016

Leafrollers are showing up in large numbers in some areas. The damage begins as rolled up tips or sides of leaves (Figure 1) with no other signs of feeding damage. The caterpillar will be in the centre of the roll. … Continue reading

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Ginseng Scout Training In-Field Workshop 2016

The Ginseng Scout Training will be held in the field again this year for a more interactive experience. Anyone new to ginseng or scouting ginseng this summer is encouraged to attend. The training will include how to identify the major … Continue reading

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OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2016

These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. GENERAL Introduction to IPM April 28, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, … Continue reading

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Tracking Lavender Pests over the Growing Season

Lavender is affected by several insect and disease pests but little is known about their development and life cycle on the crop. In 2015 we monitored four lavender sites over the growing season for all major and minor pests to … Continue reading

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Managing Japanese beetles without chemicals – can it be done?

By Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA and Hannah Fraser, Entomology Program Lead – Horticulture, OMAFRA With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s once again Japanese beetle season.  Adult beetles are active in much of southern Ontario.  In … Continue reading

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