Category Archives: Spring crops

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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Supplemental Lighting Options for Bedding Plant Seedling Production

Happy spring!  With the season in full swing, we know that growers are busy this month.  I read an interesting article on the effects of supplemental LED lighting in bedding plants this week, and I’ve summarized it here with the … Continue reading

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Managing Million Bells

By Sarah Jandricic and Chevonne Carlow It’s that time of year again, when baskets of Million Bells (Calibrachoa) are going up in the greenhouse.  Here’s how to deal with and prevent some of their most common issues. From a nutritional … Continue reading

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