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Author Archives: Jen Llewellyn
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
“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