Did you get some neat ideas from the Canadian Greenhouse Conference or Cultivate this year? Have you been thinking of an innovative expansion project? Maybe you’re interested in ensuring that your business continues to operate efficiently? Now’s the time to write those ideas down! Continue reading
Chat with the OMAFRA greenhouse floriculture specialists – Chevonne Carlow (left) and Sarah Jandricic (right) – at CGC.
Getting excited about the Canadian Greenhouse Conference? We are too! This year promises great learning opportunities, lots of fun and an excellent place to network with others in our industry.
Happy first day of fall! It was a dry, sweltering summer across Ontario, and I’ve heard from some growers that it was the most challenging summer they could recall in recent memory based on the heat alone. Oppressive heat and humidity pack a punch that leaves everyone feeling sluggish – you, your staff and your plants. While we won’t complain too loudly (winter’s coming!), learning from this year’s challenges will help in summers to come as we experience more extreme weather. Continue reading
The ONfloriculture blog covers topics like pest and production issues in Calibrachoa.
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Predatory mites are integral to greenhouse biocontrol programs.
Experts at Michigan State and Kansas State are now offering a fall term of the pre-recorded online course on Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.
The enrollment period is open until Oct. 14, 2016, where the course will then be available until Jan. 13, 2017. Keeping reading for more details.
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Fig. 1. Leaf mines on gerbera leaves.
As much as we all hate thrips, there are, frankly, worse problems to have. And it’s name is Leafminer. These flies cause just about the ugliest damage we see in floriculture (Fig. 1), and they have incredible pesticide-resistance capabilities. Outbreaks seem to go in cycles, and I’ve had quite a few gerbera and mum crops come across my desk with leafminer this past 2 weeks.
This post covers chemical options (BawHawHawHa!!! Oh… Sorry… I’ll get myself under control now) and non-chemical options for leafminer, as well as how their control fits into the big picture in greenhouse IPM programs.
Posted in biological control, chrysanthemums, gerbera, insect pests, Leafminer, Nematodes, Pesticide resistance, sticky tape
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The CleanFARMS pesticide collection campaign is coming to Ontario again in 2016. This program will not be run in Ontario again until 2019, so take advantage of this opportunity.
Read below for more details.