Category Archives: Pesticide resistance

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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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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Where do thrips come from? YOUR MUM(s).

Hopefully my bad attempt at a “Your Momma” joke will get your attention, because this is an important post. Ongoing research by Rose Buitenhuis’ Lab at Vineland has shown that an incredible number of thrips and spider mites come in … Continue reading

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