Category Archives: insect pests

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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Leafminer control in Ontario’s greenhouse crops -what’s working?

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 … Continue reading

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Floriculture IPM Check-in: What’s working in Points?

It’s that time of year again, where the struggle against pests of poinsettias is real.  So I thought it was time for a summary of what’s working in the industry, and what’s not. (Beware!  This is a longer post than … Continue reading

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Figuring out Foxglove Aphid Control

The spring bedding crop season is over, so now’s the time to reflect on what worked, and what didn’t, for foxglove aphid control.  This way we can prepare for their re-appearance in the fall. To recap, foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani) is … Continue reading

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Banishing Broad Mite – New post in Floriculture IPM Blog

I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately about Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in crops like New Guinea impatiens, torenia, begonias, exacum, ipomea and gerbera.  Broad mite can also attack chrysanthemums, so it’s time to start thinking about  control of this … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new ONfloriculture Blog! Floriculture IPM info and more…

A Blog for Ontario Greenhouse Floriculture Growers Welcome to the very first posting for the new ONfloriculture blog! With regular contriubtions from OMAFRA Floriculture Specialists, the goal of this blog is to provide Ontario greenhouse floriculture growers with timely, technical information to … Continue reading

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