Category Archives: pesticides

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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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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Dispose of Your Unwanted/Obsolete Pesticides for FREE, Sept 20-30th. Don’t miss it!

The CleanFARMS pesticide collection campaign is coming to Ontario again in 2016.  This program will not be run in Ontario again until 2019, so take advantage of this opportunity. Read below for more details.

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Lots and Lots of Lewis mites! (And how to go about controlling them in poinsettia).

You know how I just wrote a post on how you need to look out for unprecedented mealybug infestations in your crop this year?  Well I lied!  Now you need to look out for mealybug AND unusually high numbers of … 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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Get the 411 on whitefly control from growers and industry experts

Poinsettia season is just a few weeks away.  Do you know how you’re going to handle whitefly control this year?  All biocontrol?  Which bios will be the most effective?  What about pesticides? To get these questions answered (ESPECIALLY if you weren’t … Continue reading

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Can you safely mix nematodes and pesticides?

Entomopathogenic nematodes – used to control fungus gnats, shoreflies and thrips – are often a “gateway bio” into biocontrol use in greenhouses.  This is because not only are they effective and easy to use, but they’re generally compatible with insecticide … Continue reading

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