On April 12, Greenhouse Management will be hosting their annual Plant Health Virtual Conference, focusing on the health of spring bedding crops! Register for FREE to listen to talks about nutrient management, sanitation, disease control and thrips control on spring plants. Read on for more details on speakers and how to register.Continue reading “Spring Crops Webinar by Greenhouse Management Next Week”
The winter months can always be a challenge for floriculture producers. But have you found this winter to be unpredictably dark? Has this affected your crop?
Read on to see if this year is unusual, or part of a trend, and how this may influence your production decisions (and energy costs) in years to come.Continue reading “A Dark Start to 2023”
Like me, many of you may have been feeling the absence of Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, who has temporarily taken a Research Analyst assignment with OMAFRA. To help fill the gap, we welcome Sophie Krolikowski, who will be the Acting Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist until June 2023.
To learn more about Sophie, and how to contact her, keep reading.Continue reading “OMAFRA’s New Acting Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist”
Join us for the first IN PERSON and LIVE STREAMED GrowON event! Read on for how to join us in Leamington on March 20th OR join us live on the web in real time.Continue reading “GrowON Lunch and Learn: Autonomous Greenhouse – Improving Production and Sustainability”
The recent boom in tropical plant production over the past few years means growers are encountering different and more challenging pests in greenhouses. Please join me and Judy Colley (Biological Technical Rep for Plant Products) for an upcoming webinar with Michigan State University Extension, where we talk about how to manage the “usual suspects” on various tropicals, as well as some of the more unique problems!
Keep reading for more information on registration.Continue reading “MSU Webinar: “The Trouble with Tropicals” – March 16th”
Will tank mixing pesticides give you better efficacy? Save you money? Can tank mixing HURT your crop in any way? How do you know if two products are compatible? And, how do you know if you’re legally ALLOWED to tank mix two products?
This post covers all these questions and more, with some great links to other resources to boot!
This article was written by Jason Deveau (OMAFRA Application Technology Specialist) and Mike Cowbrough (OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist – Field Crops). The original post can be viewed on the Sprayers 101 website. New guidance on Health Canada’s federal tank mixing policy can be found here.Continue reading “Should you Tank Mix Your Pesticides? The Answers are “Mixed”.”
Please register for the next GrowON webinar to learn more about greenhouse dehumidification with Dr. Jeanine West, environmental specialist with Flowers Canada (Ontario).Continue reading “REMINDER: GrowON Webinar TOMORROW: “Greenhouse dehumidification – a tool for dealing with the carbon crisis””
Please register for the next GrowON webinar to learn more about greenhouse dehumidification with Dr. Jeanine West, environmental specialist with Flowers Canada (Ontario).Continue reading “GrowON Webinar: Greenhouse Dehumidification – a tool for dealing with the carbon crisis”
It turns out thrips and I have something very important in common – we both like to change up our look depending on the season!
Although you (probably) have no trouble recognizing me with a change of hair colour, different colour morphs within certain thrips species can throw growers for a loop when it comes to identification.
Read on for which thrips like to shake it up seasonally, so you don’t get fooled.
This post was written by Dr. S. Jandricic (OMAFRA) and A. Summerfield (Vineland).Continue reading “Thrips: Going Dark for Winter”
As growers are continuously battling new pests, as well as old nemeses, any new tool is a welcome addition in the pesticide toolbox.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently registered an interesting new product: Magister SC (fenazaquin), which is a miticide, insecticide AND a fungicide!
Although registered against powdery mildew in some crops, only the miticide/insecticide use pattern is allowed in greenhouse ornamentals. More information on this product is available below.Continue reading “New Tool to Fight Mites and Bemisia Whitefly in Greenhouse Floriculture: Magister SC”