Its a busy time in the greenhouse, but our next topic is timely! Rot rots like Fusarium, Pythium and black root rot are often the bane of spring bedding crops. Dr. Mary Hausbeck, a Distinguished Professor from Michigan State University, is going to share her vast knowledge on this topic, including which fungicides work best. Check out the details below, and don’t forget to register!Continue reading
As anyone growing greenhouse vegetables, floriculture or cannabis crops knows, most pesticide application information out there is NOT geared towards covered crops. To help growers improve spray coverage and product efficacy of both conventional and microbial pesticides, Niagara College’s Cannabis Program has put together a webinar of experts. Together, they have over 100 years of combined pesticide application experience (*insert joke about how old they all are here*).
The panel includes both government and industry experts, including Dr. Jason Deveau from OMAFRA, Dr. Michael Brownbridge from BioWorks, and Louis Damm from the Dram Corporation. This webinar will focus on cannabis as a model crop, but much this information is highly applicable to floriculture as well.
Read on for information on this free webinar (no registration required).Continue reading
Here at OMAFRA, we’re always happy to promote work done by our colleagues in floriculture extension, including Michigan State University Extension!
The Fall edition of their popular Bug Bites! Webinar Series features talks on onion thrips and thrips identification (by yours truly), as well as talks on nematode application, biopesticide interactions with beneficals, and supplemental nutrition for bios! It’s jam packed! Keep reading for all the details.Continue reading
Need a refresher on specific pests of floriculture, and what to do about them? Want to see how Canada – a world leader in biological control in ornamental crops – does things?
Then the following IPM training videos, made by specialists and consultants in Ontario, are for you!
Keep reading to learn how to access these videos, and the topics they cover.Continue reading
Interested in learning more about effective spraying in controlled environment agriculture? Tune in at noon this Thursday with host Dr. Fadi Al-Daoud and co-host Dr. Andrew Wylie for a presentation by OMAFRA’s application specialist Dr. Jason Deveau specific to closed environments:Continue reading
Producing high-quality ornamentals while decreasing pesticide use requires finding creative ways to reduce pests across your whole production system.
Are you interested in learning more about the role fertilizers and biostimulants can play in plant health — both in terms of plant quality and pest levels?
This upcoming and FREE webinar provides and overview of a current project between the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, OMAFRA and industry partners on this unique topic.Continue reading
Dealing appropriately with water issues is arguably one of the most important concerns facing today’s horticultural sector. There are numerous regulations at municipal, provincial and federal levels that govern access to water as well as the implications associated with run-off water.
Growers have responded by constructing elaborate pond and water recycling systems but are now challenged to maintain the quality of water in their pond systems to keep their modern irrigation systems operable.
In this webinar Dr. Jeanine West will share water quality management strategies based on her expertise and preliminary research findings. Time will be allocated for Q&A. Keep reading for registration information.Continue reading
Pesticide resistance is something most growers have run into at some time or another. High pesticide resistance in species like western flower thrips and Bemisia whitefly is something we’ve learned to work around. But how can we avoid resistance in pest species where we still rely on pesticides? For pests like spider mites and powdery mildew, this is an ongoing battle.
Three OMAFRA specialists are hosting a series on pesticide resistance that will include question and answer periods after each session. Contributors are Hannah Fraser (Entomologist), Dr. Katie Goldenhar (Plant Pathologist) and Kristen Obeid (Weed Management). Read on for dates and how to register.Continue reading
Hey Flower growers! One benefit of this digital, stay-at-home age, is the plethora of informative presentations available as Webinars to growers around the world.
This post has a list of several upcoming webinars – both live and recorded – that can help you stay on top of the latest developments in greenhouse production.Continue reading