Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops

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 http://www.sprayers101.com/airblast101 . … 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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Questions About Pesticide Resistance?

OMAFRA Lunch and Learn Series has Answers. REPOSTED FROM: DECEMBER 18, 2020 SARAH JANDRICIC, GREENHOUSE FLORICULTURE IPM SPECIALIST, OMAFRA Pesticide resistance is something most growers have run into at some time or another. High pesticide resistance in species like western … Continue reading

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Egg Mass on your Christmas Tree? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program: Additional Funding

On May 14, 2020 the ministry announced the launch of the Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Producers.   The government has recently announced an additional $11.6 M in funding.

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Oh NO! Did you MISS the Surviving Covid-19 Town Hall for Growers and Garden Centres on Tuesday?

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Wholesale Nursery and Garden Centres? Your Covid-19 Town Hall is Tuesday, Nov 24 at 5 pm!

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Temporary Mild Weather Spell Supports Fall Dormant Oil App’s

Now that trees have dropped their leaves and the weather has turned mild for a bit, hort professionals have a short bonus shot at managing overwintering plant pests! The full, dormant rate of horticultural oil is excellent for smothering juvenile … Continue reading

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Have You Seen This Red and Black Bug?

It looks like a boxelder bug doesn’t it?  Ah, but boxelder bugs have a lot more solid black on their wings.  Maybe a milkweed bug? No, they have red and black wings but no black circles like this one. Can’t … Continue reading

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IPM in The Middle of August

  We recently cracked a case of stunted, distorted leaves and premature leaf drop on honeylocust this week….

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