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Attention IPM Scouts: a brief guide to hand lenses.

Ever wonder if you’re using the best hand lens for the job to investigate pests in your greenhouse?  Curious about the pros/cons of different styles?  Then read the following post from our friends at Penn State: http://sites.psu.edu/frost/2017/09/05/a-brief-guide-to-hand-lenses/ Advertisements

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REMINDER! Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Grower Session of IOBC

Interested in seeing the latest IPM research from around the world and having your voice heard on important research topics? Then come network with the nerds on June 7th! There will NOT be registration at the door so please register … Continue reading

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A Grower and A Scientist Walk into a Bar…at the June “Integrated Control in Protected Crops” IOBC Meeting.

To find out the punchline to this joke, you’ll have to attend the Grower Session of the upcoming IOBC “Integrated Control in Protected Crops” Meeting on June 7, 2017 in Niagara Falls.  Read on for details.

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THIS SATURDAY: “Biosecurity Workshop” necessary for submitting GF2 proposals for pest control projects

On Saturday afternoon (Feb. 18th) from 2- 6pm at the Vineland OMAFRA office there will be a “Biosecurity Workshop”run by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. This workshop is targeted to greenhouse and hort producers.  It will provide the … Continue reading

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Spring crops that are “magnets”for certain pests.

You know the old rhyme: “April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring? Aphids“. Or sometimes it seems that way, anyways, with Spring bedding crops. To help guide your pest management program this year, our  friends (superiors?) over at … Continue reading

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Desperately seeking Aphis gossypii!

Usually on this blog we bring YOU the information.  Today it’s the opposite.  I’m looking for a grower who has live melon aphid (Aphis gossypii) in their operation, and wouldn’t mind a researcher coming by to remove some of them … Continue reading

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Thank You and Happy Holidays!

On behalf of myself and Chevonne, we’d just like to take the time to thank our readers for a great year! We’ve published over 40 blog posts , with 180 subscribers and an average of 450 visitors per month! As always, … Continue reading

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