Category Archives: Nursery Production

“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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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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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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The Friyay Report – July 17th

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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The Monday Report – June 29th

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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Late Spring IPM for Landscape and Nursery

Foliar diseases such as Anthracnose can be seen on deciduous trees in the landscape, especially on maple, ash and oak.  The fungus infects leaf tissue as it is emerging, especially during cool, wet springs.  Fungal infection causes some distortion and … Continue reading

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The Monday Report: May 25, 2020

We can still see the remains of low temperature injury from a couple of weeks ago.  Not to worry, the next set of leaves will cover up the desiccated leaves and stems.

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Here Comes the Warmer Weather!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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