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Reminder: VRIC survey on IPM use, needs and gaps due April 6.

Just a friendly reminder that the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s survey on pest management concerns and needs in the Canadian greenhouse industry needs to be filled out by this Friday (April 6). This survey guides applied research and helps … Continue reading

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New IPM survey will help focus research and products for growers

Let’s face it; it can feel like there’s never enough time in the day.  Extra tasks (even those that only take a few minutes) can seem impossible to squeeze in.  Especially this time of year. But some tasks that seem … Continue reading

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Spots still available in Niagara IPM Course being held Friday Feb 23rd

Reminder that a new Greenhouse IPM course is being offered by industry this Friday.  Check out this post for more details.  Or see the flyer below for how to register.  

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When a Worm Isn’t a Worm at All: “Pot Worms” – A Special Kind of Gross.

An Entomologist by training, it generally takes a lot to gross me out. (I’m constantly suppressing shrieks of “It’s adorable!” when growers show me aphids).  But now that it’s dark and wet in the greenhouse, there’s been a sudden appearance … Continue reading

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Reminder: Poinsettia Trial Open House THIS Wednesday!

When: Wednesday Nov 22, 9:30am – 3pm: Ontario Poinsettia Trials Where: Jeffery’s Greenhouses – Plant 2 (2411 Fourth Ave., Jordan, ON). Why You Should Go: Along with a demonstration of new cultivars grown under Ontario conditions (to help you to decide for 2018), there … Continue reading

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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/

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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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