Category Archives: On Farm Research

Upcoming Workshops: The Value of Doing Your OWN Trials, and Poinsettia IPM.

One thing our industry excels at is having numerous industry experts and growers willing to share and discuss their knowledge. Here’s a profile of some upcoming events relating to Greenhouse IPM you can take advantage of. Advertisements

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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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“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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“Bug Dorms” – an incredibly useful tool to help answer pest questions in your greenhouse

Today I want to share with you one of my favourite things of all time – the Bug Dorm.  Basically a mini, insect-proof tent, Bug Dorms are an amazingly useful tool for conducting quick-and-dirty experiments in your greenhouse.  By containing (or … Continue reading

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