Category Archives: IPM tools

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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Workshop on Water Quality Testing next week!

Want to know when and where pathogen problems are building BEFORE they start? Interested in setting up your own water quality testing program that’s both easy and cost effective? For those of you attending my IPM Workshop on Friday, you’ll … Continue reading

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OMAFRA Greenhouse IPM Workshop being held Feb 17th.

Registration for the “Intro to IPM” Workshop (Feb 17) IS NOW FULL.  Along with IPM “basics”, the 2017 workshop will emphasize proper tools and techniques for effective IPM. This includes effective scouting techniques and useful tools and tips used by IPM … Continue reading

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Accessing Info on GH Floriculture Pesticides Quickly and Easily

Ever needed just to quickly look up a rate for a particular pesticide, or see if it’s compatible with your bio program, only to get lost on Google or get frustrated by the numerous tables in Pub 370?  Well, me … Continue reading

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Webinar Detailing Thrips Control Strategies Now on the Web.

For those of you that missed my webinar on “Thrips Control: from Propagation to Pocketbook”, it is now available for free on the Greenhouse Canada Magazine website.  Keep reading for more details and a link to the talk.

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Online Course Offered in Biological Control in Greenhouses by U.S. Experts

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 … Continue reading

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“Sticking” it to high populations of thrips in greenhouse crops.

You’ve likely noticed by now that thrips populations are especially high because of the hot, dry summer. Many growers are noticing their usual biocontrol programs can’t keep up, and further defenses are needed this year. The use of mass trapping strategies may be the … Continue reading

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