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May 25, 2016 Volume XII No. 3

 Fruit Bud Stages

In Durham and Madbury, McIntosh apple buds were at fruit set on Monday May 23rd. Blueberries were in bloom. Raspberries had many flower buds visible, but unopened. 1,318 more words


Bethioua - The one with the 'feature sleeve'

So,The Monthly Stitch is gearing up for IPM, Indie pattern month, and they have put a list of Indie pattern makers on their site. As I have never heard of a lot of them I have spent far too much time in the last couple of weeks happily nosing through their sites. 467 more words

Get OUT! Honeylocust Plant Bugs Are

Honeylocust Plant Bug nymphs were found feeding on emerging foliage of Gleditsia tricanthos (honeylocust) in the Greater Toronto area this week.  Plant bugs are tiny, yellow-green insects that feed with piercing-sucking mouthparts on emerging foliage.   161 more words

Jen Llewellyn

Those Darling Buds of May 2 4

Oh yes Oh yes the long weekend is finally here!

And so is the heat!  (Photo: One more shot Rog on Flickr)

Climatologists are expecting daily high’s of 20C and above for the next several days.  2,703 more words

Jen Llewellyn

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. 425 more words

Jen Llewellyn

A Report from the Integrated Tick Management Symposium in Washington, DC

By Richard Levine

In May 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the IPM Institute of North America, and the North Central IPM Center held a meeting called the… 950 more words

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2016 Supplement to OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Protection Guide

Looking for what’s new in field vegetable crop protection in Ontario? The 2016 supplement to the OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Protection Guide (Pub. 838) is now available. 44 more words