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Who loves bed bugs?

Bed bugs use humans (and a few other critters) for food. Have you ever wondered what eats bed bugs? Dr. G. Buczkowski from Purdue University is finding out. 95 more words

Managing Bacterial Spot in Ontario Field Tomato Production: Time to Hit the Refresh Button

Cheryl Trueman, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph; Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA, Ridgetown

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Bacterial spot, caused by a group of Xanthomonas bacteria, is an ongoing challenge for field tomato growers in Ontario. 642 more words

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Pre-Harvest Strawberry Insects

Strawberries are now in the pre-harvest stage.  They’re blooming and and just beginning to develop berries.  Below is a bloom waiting on some pollinators to come along.   397 more words

Entomology

Management Strategies to Control Resistant Pigweed in Carrot Production

By: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA Weed Management Program Lead – Horticulture and Clarence Swanton, University of Guelph

The Problem

Carrot growers in particular are struggling with resistant pigweed in Ontario fields, a problem that was studied extensively in 2011 and 2012. 873 more words

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OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Protection Guide - Updates

The 2015 supplement to the OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Protection Guide (publication 838) is now available online. It provides information on new pest control product registrations and changes from November 2013 to November 2014.

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Don't Kill Me!

Last spring, I just happened to stop by a friend’s house and she mentioned that she was having the exterminator come the next day. She explained that she had scale insects all over her yard. 155 more words

Insects

The dandelions are up

As spring slowly approaches, weeds seem to be the first plants to turn green. If you are practicing integrated weed management, some of the most useful tools are “mechanical” and “cultural” controls. 145 more words

Outdoor