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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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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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