Tag Archives: Pests

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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Upcoming Ginseng Meetings November 28, 2016

Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Ginseng growers, researchers and industry representatives are invited to attend the annual Ginseng Pesticide and Research Prioritization Meeting Where: Simcoe Research Station Auditorium When: Monday, November 28 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm This is … 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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How are pesticides registered in Canada?

Pesticide Registration in Canada and Ontario By Allison Moorman, OMAFRA-University of Guelph USEL Student A pesticide, or pest control product, is a substance (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide) used to prevent, destroy or repel pest organisms. All products applied to a … Continue reading

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Watch out for bacterial blight in hazelnuts

From Erica De Jong, OMAFRA Summer Student and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA While most members of Ontario’s emerging hazelnut industry recognize the importance of managing eastern filbert blight, other pests can also affect this crop and will … Continue reading

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update #7 July 17 – populations escalating

Specialty berry growers should be following Spotted Wing Drosophilla activity, as this pest has also been observed on many specialty berries, including haskap, goji and sea buckthorn. Note that insecticide registrations for SWD on conventional fruit may not also be … Continue reading

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