Tag Archives: Pest Management

2019 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled for the Ontario Hop Growers Association AGM held annually in March.  The Update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management updates, research updates, etc. The update is typically provided in two … Continue reading

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Hops Session at 2019 OFVC

This year the Hops Session at the 2019 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention will focus on hop cone quality. Hop quality is influenced by many practices from in-field cultural management through post-harvest processing and storage.  We invite you to come … Continue reading

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Quinoa Crop Update – August 16, 2018

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Horticulture Integrated Pest Management Specialist At this point in the growing season we typically receive calls from quinoa growers about goosefoot groundling moth (Scrobipalpa artiplicella), tarnished plant bug (TPB) (Lygus … 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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Hop IPM flip guide available at select OMAFRA Resource Centres – while quantities last!

The Hop scouting pocket guide for the US Upper Midwest and Northwest and Eastern Canada is a quick reference to the main pests of hops in these areas.  It contains pest descriptions, growth stage guide and scouting calendar with relevant … Continue reading

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Acramite Miticide Registered for Use on Herbs and Mint

by: Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for Acramite® Miticide (bifenazate) for control of two spotted spider mites on crop group 19A, herbs … Continue reading

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