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

Talk to the world’s leading greenhouse IPM researchers on June 7th!

Have pressing pest management questions you can’t get answered?  Looking to see what new strategies are coming down the IPM pipeline?   Then come to the Grower Session of the IOBC Canada 2017 meeting and network with world leaders in the … Continue reading

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Lassoing Loopers: why you NEED to care about caterpillar control

With spring crops behind us and summer approaching, most of you are probably concentrating on the Big 3: thrips, aphids and whitefly.  But recent alerts put out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), bring a new emphasis to … Continue reading

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Botrytis Bumming You Out?

With the intense period of rain we just had, and with MORE rain coming on Friday, it’s time to think about Botrytis control and prevention.  One of the most common and destructive diseases of greenhouse crops, outbreaks usually follow periods of … Continue reading

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New tool can help identify gaps in your pest management program

The CFIA has recently released the Floriculture Sector Biosecurity Guide.  Despite it’s imposing name, this is an excellent “road map” to help protect your facility from unwanted pests.  The Guide offers biosecurity strategies from the time plants come in the front door ’till they’re … Continue reading

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Using Beleaf (flonicamid) as a drench: benefits and (potential) drawbacks.

Given that it’s the season for pest problems like aphids on spring crops, I’d like to remind everyone of an important new pest management tool we have at our disposal. Thanks to the hard work of Cary Gates at Flowers Canada Growers, and OMAFRA’s Jim Chaput, Beleaf (flonicamid) can now be used as a drench on […]

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How can we best protect Canada’s floriculture industry from pest threats? Have your opinion heard.

The CFIA is looking for input from growers by April 30th to help develop a national strategy for protecting Canada’s agriculture from new and emerging risks. Having YOUR voice heard is easy.  Read on to learn how to get involved.

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A Grower and A Scientist Walk into a Bar…at the June “Integrated Control in Protected Crops” IOBC Meeting.

To find out the punchline to this joke, you’ll have to attend the Grower Session of the upcoming IOBC “Integrated Control in Protected Crops” Meeting on June 7, 2017 in Niagara Falls.  Read on for details.

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