Tag Archives: IPM

August 10, the Monday Report

Magnolia Scale is just NASTY this year. CRAWLERS have hatched but are still hiding underneath the female scales.  Pick off scales to reveal dark grey eggs and crawlers (eggs with legs) underneath.  The crawlers will hatch and gradually emerge out from … Continue reading

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The Friday Report – July 17/15

Environment Canada is calling for ridiculously hot and humid weather this weekend and well into next week.  The UV index is very high so please take care out there are wear sunscreen, a hat and drink lots of fluids.

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July 3, The Friday Report

 What a gorgeous week to be living in ONtario!  If can you, get outside this weekend and participate in one of the many butterfly/dragonfly/bioblitz counts going on.  A full list of events can be found at Ontario Nature. Plant Phenology … Continue reading

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August 22 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for a warm, sunny weekend!  There is still a chance of rain today and tonight but tomorrow is expected to be mainly sunny with high’s in the mid-20’s. Magnolia Scale  crawlers are out! Crawlers are dark … Continue reading

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August 1 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for warmer and more humid weather this weekend.  UV index is still quite high so please take care out there are wear sunscreen, a hat and drink lots of fluids to help cool down your core … Continue reading

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July 21 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for ridiculously hot and humid weather until Wednesday where cooler temperatures and showers will return.  UV index is very high so please take care out there are wear sunscreen, a hat and drink lots of fluids. … Continue reading

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July 2 Nursery-Landscape Report

Environment Canada is calling for showers and thunderstorms today, the chance of showers on Thursday and then clear and sunny by Friday.  Much cooler temperatures are on their way for Thursday afternoon. Plant Phenology indicators this week.  A) North of … Continue reading

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May 26/14: Is that one dead too?

  PLANT PHENOLOGY indicators this week, A) north of 401, include: Cercis canadensis (redbud, full bloom); Amelanchier laevis (serviceberry, late bloom); Syringa vulgaris (common lilac, early bloom) (150-200 GDD base 10oC)B) Niagara: Aesculus hippocastanum (horsechestnut, full bloom); Prunus serotina (black … Continue reading

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It’s raining again (May 20, 2014)

Rain is in the forecast for much of southern Ontario for the next 24 hours.   There is a chance of thunderstorms in some areas.  This is FANTASTIC weather for shopping at the local garden centre and watering in newly planted … Continue reading

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Nursery Grower IPM Seminars start NEXT WEEK!

Calling All Wholesale Nursery Growers! I will be conducting the 12th annual IPM in the Nursery seminars at 3 sites this year:

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