Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops

Scout Evergreens Now to Catch Pests Early

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Those Precocious Blooms of April!

outher       Norway maple (Acer platanoides and its cultivars) are just starting to bloom in the GTA, making this one of the earliest blooms for trees since 2012! Continue reading

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April Showers and April IPM Opportunities

Unusually warm weather has hastened the flowering of many trees, shrubs and bulbs!  Although we have more seasonable daytime high’s in the forecast for the next week, night time low’s will be  above 0C in southern Ontario.  Silver maples may … Continue reading

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Crabapple Disease Management Begins Soon!

Fireblight (apple, pear, see above) and Apple Scab (apple) diseases are normally reproducing and spreading this time of year.  This week we are more concerned about Apple Scab.  The cool weather has really reduced the activity of fireblight bacteria and so the risk of fireblight is looking low again this week.    

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2021 Will Be Remembered as “The Year of the Gypsy Moth”

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Dormant Horticultural Oil App’s This Week!

Dormant oils should not be applied if the temperature is below 4C or if the temperature will approach freezing soon after application of the dormant oil spray.  The freezing temperatures can mess with the emulsion of the oil mixture and cause uneven application. Continue reading

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“Growing and Thriving!” – 2021 Nursery Growers Short Course next Wednesday, February 17th!

Join us online for the 2021 Nursery Growers Short Course. This year’s theme is Growing & Thriving and the speaker lineup is sure to add to your growing success!

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Apply for Covid-19 Funding: Application Webinar on Feb 2, 2021

Reposted from ONFloriculture Have you applied for OMAFRA’s Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program (EAWPP), to help mitigate risks and costs from COVID??? If not, there’s still time! Funding continues to be available until February 26th, 2021 on a first come, first serve basis. Funding … Continue reading

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NEW Resource on Air-Assisted Spraying Now Available!

Dr. Jason Deveau (@spray_guy), Application Technology Specialist, OMAFRA We’re pleased to announce that “Airblast101 – Your Guide to Effective and Efficient Spraying, 2nd edition” is now freely available as an ePub, or at cost via print-on-demand publishing, via . … Continue reading

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Upcoming COHA Webinar for Growers – “Surface Water Quality”

“Surface Water Quality Management in Ornamental Horticulture“ By:  Dr. Jeanine West, Phytoserv January 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. (PST) / 1:00 p.m. (EST) ————————————————————– Dealing appropriately with water issues is arguably one of the most important concerns facing today’s horticultural sector. … Continue reading

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