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Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn
PRIVA’s BioLogics for Plant Growth Peter Kamp, Crop Systems Innovator, PRIVA Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:00–1:00 PM EST (lunch and learn) on ZOOM! Registration (click below): Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: OMAFRA Controlled Environment Webinar Series – … Continue reading
Join us ONLINE for the 2022 Ontario Nursery Growers Short Course This year’s theme is – Production! Production! Production! The speaker program is sure to add to your growing success!
(Reposted from ONFloriculture) The next application intake for cost-share funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) will be November 15 to December 6, 2021. This is good timing if you are looking to implement improvements in your greenhouse for the 2022 … Continue reading
What do consumers value most when purchasing nursery plants? Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Marketing& Consumer Studies department at the University of Guelph have partnered to better understand the factors consumers consider and value when purchasing nursery plants. … Continue reading
In mid-late autumn, we have an opportunity to manage some of our plant pests, such as mite eggs and scale insect nymphs, before they go completely dormant. Now that trees are starting to drop their leaves and the weather has … Continue reading
I am Mieke Boecker, the 2021 OMAFRA Summer Field Technician. I worked closely with Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist on several projects and this article outlines some of the highlights of my summer contract with OMAFRA.
Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) goes hand in hand with beech bark disease (Neonectria faginata and N. ditissima). It is believed that the wounds made by the tiny scale nymphs create entry points for the lethal fungal disease. Beech scale … Continue reading
Magnolia scale Adult females (photo above) have given birth to live young, and these tiny, dark crawlers are venturing out to feed on twigs in the landscape.
Do you ever see chlorotic or stunted leaves and wonder if it could be a particular nutrient deficiency? Soil nutrient testing can be a good tool to assess levels of … Continue reading