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April Showers, Bring May Diseases

                           This cooler weather has been a nice break, slowing down plant development and reducing heat and desiccation stress on newly planted or harvested nursery stock.  We inched up a little in Growing Degree Days and Plant Phenology this week.

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Warmer Temperatures Coming This Week

Lots of Plant Phenology indicators are blooming this week!  That puts us somewhere around 35 and 55 GDD’s Base 10C in the GTA.  A little more in the southwest and a little less above Hwy 9. Plant Phenology indicators this … Continue reading Continue reading

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July 6 – IPM in the Nursery and Landscape

Hot, dry conditions continue for much of southern Ontario.  Environment Canada says we’ve had one of the driest Junes on record, since 1991.  This has put a lot of stress on plants and water resources.  Newly planted nursery stock and landscape plants should be … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Humidity

The air was so dry up until just recently, it was SO nice.  You know? If you’re like me, humidity is an important thing. Sure it means more plant diseases are in our future.  But it also rakes havoc with my hair.  The … Continue reading

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Those Darling Buds of May 2 4

Oh yes Oh yes the long weekend is finally here! And so is the heat!  (Photo: One more shot Rog on Flickr) Climatologists are expecting daily high’s of 20C and above for the next several days.  Night time low’s are … Continue reading

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Crop Protection Guide for Nursery & Landscape – 2016 version

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/pub840/p840order.htm For detailed management and biology for common pests of woody plants, check out the new 2016 edition of OMAFRA publication 840. It is just being edited for pdf online. In the meantime, you can email our OMAFRA Contact Centre and request … Continue reading

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Going To Be Cool For a While Still

  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 … Continue reading

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Cool Weather, Warm Hearts

                           This cooler weather has been a nice break, slowing down plant development and reducing heat and desiccation stress on newly planted or harvested nursery stock.  We inched up … Continue reading

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Spring is Spring-ging

Lots of new Plant Phenology indicators are starting to bloom this week!  That puts us somewhere between 20 and 35 GDD’s Base 10C in the GTA.  A little more in the southwest and a little less above Hwy 9.

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Landscapers, Arborists and Retail Garden Centre owners? – This IPM Seminar is for YOU!

  Would you be able to identify woody plant issues and what causes them?  How about some ways to manage them through an integrated pest management program? Landscapers, Arborists and Garden Centre professionals who are interested in learning more about IPM … Continue reading

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