Author Archives: Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA

New IPM survey will help focus research and products for growers

Let’s face it; it can feel like there’s never enough time in the day.  Extra tasks (even those that only take a few minutes) can seem impossible to squeeze in.  Especially this time of year. But some tasks that seem … Continue reading

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Spots still available in Niagara IPM Course being held Friday Feb 23rd

Reminder that a new Greenhouse IPM course is being offered by industry this Friday.  Check out this post for more details.  Or see the flyer below for how to register.  

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The New Era of Pesticides in Canada: Cancellations, Re-evaluations, and New Products

It seems  there is never a dull moment in the greenhouse ornamental industry these days.  From transitions to new crops,  new export requirements, to novel pest problems, the industry has seen a lot of change….and it’s not over yet.  The … Continue reading

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Deadline Pushed Back For Greenhouse Certification Program (GCP)

This post was prepared by Flowers Canada Growers: As of January 29th, 2018, the rollout of the United States-Canada Greenhouse Certification Program (GCP) is delayed, as government agencies and industry associations complete preparation of training and guidance packages for their … Continue reading

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Upcoming IPM Workshop in Niagara: Achieving Sustainable Biocontrol in Floriculture

Feeling a bit lost when it comes to pest management? Searching for advice on how to achieve a sustainable, long-term biocontrol program for your operation? Then mark your calendars for February 23rd! A new IPM Workshop is here. Read on … Continue reading

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Controlling Echinothrips in Ornamentals without Pesticides: News from the Netherlands.

Echinothrips americanus is an interesting pest in Ontario.  An occasional pest of little concern for some, its presence often plagues others (i.e. cut flower growers). The greenhouse research team at Wageningen University & Research has been working to find reliable, effective biocontrol  strategies for … Continue reading

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When a Worm Isn’t a Worm at All: “Pot Worms” – A Special Kind of Gross.

An Entomologist by training, it generally takes a lot to gross me out. (I’m constantly suppressing shrieks of “It’s adorable!” when growers show me aphids).  But now that it’s dark and wet in the greenhouse, there’s been a sudden appearance … Continue reading

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