Tag Archives: Pest Management

Reminder: Check and Double-check that Haskap Bird Netting

Early season haskap cultivars, such as the Indigo series, are progressing towards harvest; however, as fruits are ripening, it is critical to get that bird netting over your bushes to protect the berries from scavengers. Unfortunately this year at the Simcoe … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – May 19, 2016

In most areas frost did not occur over the weekend. However, the cold weather itself may cause some minor damage to ginseng. In general, the stems will still be intact, but the leaves may be distorted or the tops may … Continue reading

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Hops IPM Training this Friday

Just a reminder that a Hops IPM training session will be held this Friday, April 8th from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Woodstock-OMAFRA Resource Centre.  Anyone interested in attending is asked to pre-register, as there are limited spots available in … 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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Hop Rhizomes Needed for Research Project

An ongoing research project being conducted by the University of Guelph (U of G) is looking for hop rhizome contributions from Ontario growers.  The project is trying to better understand if downy mildew is present and can be detected in … 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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Ginseng Replant Disease Research Update – Dec. 1, 2015

OGGA and OMAFRA will be providing an update on ginseng replant disease research to interested ginseng growers on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 1:00 pm in the Simcoe Research Station Auditorium. This meeting will follow the Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization … Continue reading

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