Tag Archives: Pest Management

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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Ginseng Crop Update – June 8, 2017

Over the past week there have been confirmations of both foliar and root Phytophthora, Alternaria on stems and leaves, active grub feeding, leafrollers, and slugs. Many of these issues are not too surprising for this time of year. Foliar Phytophthora … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 26, 2017

As experienced growers will already know, the risks of all foliar diseases of ginseng along with Phytophthora root rot are high following the heavy rains. Ensure protection from foliar and root Phytophthora, Alternaria and Botrytis at this time.  Disease pressure … Continue reading

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Laboratory Diagnosis of Ginseng Diseases and Nematodes

Throughout the summer growers often come across various unknown diseases and disorders that require diagnosis. In addition, growers often want to have new land tested to know if it is suitable for growing ginseng. I thought it would be good … Continue reading

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