Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops

Plant and Insect Development is 2 Weeks + Ahead of Last Year!

One of the most filthiest scale insect pests known to horticulturalists, the Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi) is a tiny little armored scale that covets evergreen Euonymus fortunei in the garden or landscape.  Adult females have a dark cover that is wider at the posterior end, sea-shell in appearance with white margins. The smaller males have […]

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Gypsy Moth- Time to Switch Up Management Practices

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Boxwood Leafminer Adults Are Flying Where Black Locusts are in Flower Bud!

Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good?  Are you seeing a lot of yellow-brown spots on leaves?

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Hot, Humid Days are Here

Gymnosporangium rusts, like this Cedar-Apple Rust gall, are finally sporulating! These rusts overwinter on perennial gall on the evergreen Juniperus hosts. In the spring, they are stimulated to sporulate during warm, wet periods. We’ve had the heat, but its been … Continue reading

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NOW IS THE TIME to Treat for Box Tree Moth Larvae in Toronto

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Protect Evergreens Starting As New Growth Emerges

Monitor for needlecast and blight diseases on older foliage where new foliage is emerging on Austrian pine and Colorado spruce.

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An Ill Wind That Blows No Good….#GypsyMoth 2021

First instar Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) larvae have hatched and are dispersing, especially in the Southwestern part of the province!  Continue reading

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Agri-Tech Innovation Program – Early Adopters Stream is OPEN

The Agri-tech Innovation Program is a new a $22 million cost-share program that will help farming operations and processor businesses adopt innovative and new technologies. Continue reading

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Box Tree Moth Larvae Are Starting to Feed in Toronto

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They’re BACK! Gypsy moth are hatching!

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