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Up and Down in Southern Ontario

It’s our favorite time of year, the temperatures are up and down like a yo-yo, the UV index is extremely high, the black flies are still biting (me at least) and a new batch of mosquitoes has just hatched (and you know deer fly season isn’t that far away), frost warnings are still on the radio and the phone is vibrating right off the table.   1,473 more words

Jen Llewellyn

Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days 2015

The program is out for Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days 2015, July 8-9 at Ridgetown Campus.

  • Hitting the Goldilocks Spot – Managing residue and building soil structure for better crop establishment.
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Counting nematodes? Proper sampling and handling is key! (Part 2)

Jump to: 2015 Tomato Nematode Survey Notice

In part 1 of this article, we outlined a project in which OMAFRA staff tested some nematode sampling and handling scenarios to look at some of the ways nematode soil samples can go wrong and find out what impact to expect. 763 more words


May 19, 2015 - Vol. XI No. 4

Bud Stages

On Monday May 18th, McIntosh apples in Durham & Lee were at bloom stage. Peaches and blueberries: also in bloom. Kilarney Raspberries: flower buds were visible but not open. 1,200 more words


Popcorn Disease of Mulberry

Popcorn disease of mulberry is caused by a fungus (Ciboria carunculoides).  It occurs in late spring and early summer.  The white mulberries are more susceptible to this disease.   175 more words


IPM: An ounce of pest prevention is worth a pound of cure

Pests and pestilence — this is a theme that runs through most of the calls and emails I receive during the garden season.

The usual question is: “What do I spray to kill this?” Sometimes clients are hesitant to spray for pests. 883 more words

Vegetable Gardening

Protect Evergreens Now, New Growth is Emerging

Monitor for needlecast and blight diseases on older foliage where new foliage is emerging on pine and spruce. 490 more words

Jen Llewellyn