Biocontrols
August 2017, Vineland Station, Ont. – This is part four in a six-part series of articles on thrips (and other pests) integrated pest management, where we will provide practical application tips and tricks, information on new technologies and how it all fits within an overall IPM program. Each article will be accompanied by a short video demonstrating a technique or principle.
August 2, 2017 – A beneficial soil fungus could offer a bio-based approach to battling Phytophthora ramorum, a pathogen that kills oaks, other tree species and woody ornamentals.
July 12, 2017, Vineland, Ont. – Part 3 in a 6-part series: In nature, insects and mites are commonly infected and killed by naturally occurring micro-organisms (fungi, bacteria, viruses) and nematodes.
May 2017, Vineland, Ont. – First in a 6-part video series: There are many interactive variables that affect the growth of greenhouse crops, the incidence and impact of pests and diseases, and the performance of biological and chemical controls.

May 2017 – First in a six-part series: The May 2017 edition of Greenhouse Canada launched this series of articles on thrips integrated pest management.

The goal is to provide practical application tips and tricks, information on new technologies and how it all fits within an overall IPM program. Each article will be accompanied by a short video (the first debuting here) demonstrating a technique or principle.

The content of this series is based on research performed at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and is supplemented with ‘information from the field,’ contributed by colleagues using biocontrol strategies in greenhouse production.

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June 28, 2017 – Biobest bumblebees are on track to become the first in space!
June 2017, Vineland, Ont. – Part 2 in 6-part series: One very effective way to control pests early is through the use of cutting dips, note scientists at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
July 2017 – This is part 3 in a six-part series of articles from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre on thrips (and other pests) integrated pest management, where we will provide practical application tips and tricks, information on new technologies and how it all fits within an overall IPM program.
May 29, 2017, Vineland, Ont. – Plant treatments with biopesticides can prevent or mitigate root-borne diseases.
June 2017, Vineland, Ont. – This is Part 2 in a six-part series of articles on thrips (and other pests) integrated pest management, where we will provide practical application tips and tricks, information on new technologies and how it all fits within an overall IPM program.
June 2017 – What is Dicyphus hesperus?
May 2017 – In Ontario, we continue to struggle with control of western flower thrips.  Even those growers religiously using preventive, mite-based biocontrol programs can suddenly find themselves throwing out a significant portion of their crop due to visible damage.
May 2017 – In this six-part series of articles on thrips integrated pest management, we will provide practical  application tips and tricks, information on new technologies and how it all fits within an overall IPM program. Each article will be accompanied by a short video demonstrating a technique or principle.
May 2017 – It’s long been recognized that greenhouse vegetable growers have been using biological control options more than their floriculture counterparts.
March April 2017 – At this time of year, the two-spotted spider mite makes its very predictable appearance in greenhouse crops. Despite our familiarity with this pest, it continues to challenge us.
August 2016, St. Catharines, Ont. – Bill MacDonald is a full-time professor in the School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies at Niagara College. He was a featured presenter at Grower Day 2016. He discussed the effectiveness of biostimulants with greenhouse crops, offering a timely update on these new crop management tools.

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