Crop Protection
It seems there is never a dull moment in the greenhouse ornamental industry. From transitions to new crops, new export requirements to novel pest problems (I’m talking about YOU, mealybug!) the industry has seen a lot of change lately. And it’s not over yet.
The disease triangle is a concept used by plant pathologists to explain factors necessary for disease to occur. Disease will only occur when a virulent pathogen is present, the plant is susceptible to the pathogen and the environment is conducive for disease. If one of the three components is absent, then disease will not occur. That is why when we think about preventing plant diseases, we should keep the disease triangle in mind. Ask ourselves, which parameters can we control?
September 2017 – Ontario has long been a world leader in the adoption of biocontrols in floriculture crops.
September 2017 – One thing is for sure these days: nothing is for sure. Everyone in the greenhouse industry knows we’re in a global industry. Supplies, labour and produce are increasingly moved around the world in what we’re told is a good thing – “global trade.”
July 5, 2017, Leamington, Ont. – Greenhouse pepper growers of Southern Ontario have suffered some big losses over the last few years, all because of one little culprit: anthonomus eugenii, the pepper weevil. For many farms, the ill-intended stowaway was just a boogieman – “We better put out some pheromone traps, I heard they’re in town!”
May 2017 – A high-tech form of insect birth control connected to nuclear power could solve a devastating pest problem for Ontario farmers, says a University of Guelph researcher.
August 2016, St. Catharines, Ont. – Dr. Michael Brownbridge is the research director in Horticultural Production Systems at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. He was a featured speaker at Grower Day 2016, discussing the various resources in the growers' IPM toolkit.
Jan. 26, 2017, Kingsville, Ont. – Kam’s Growers Supply Inc. has expanded with a distribution centre now operating in Kingsville.
Jan. 23, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – The Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Funding Assistance Program for producers is moving into the final year of its funding framework.
Dec. 22, 2016, Cambridge, U.K. – Plant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) alters gene expression in the tomato plants it infects, causing changes to airborne chemicals – the scent – emitted by the plants.
Dec. 14, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Belchim Crop Protection NV of Belgium is the new majority shareholder in Engage Agro Corporation, based in Ontario.
Nov. 9, 2016, Davis, CA – BioConsortia, Inc., innovator of microbial solutions for natural plant trait enhancement and crop yield improvement, announced that it has raised this year a total of $12 million for future growth.
November 2016 – The pepper weevil (Anthoomus eugenii) [Figure 1] is recognized around the world as a serious pest that can have potentially catastrophic consequences for pepper growers. The pepper weevil is so named because its larvae develop only on pepper and eggplant crops, which are members of the Solanaceous plant family.
September 2016 – Insects pose one of the greatest challenges to humans when it comes to crop production and human health.
September 2016 – Greenhouse tomato growers may soon have another tool in their IPM toolkit, thanks to research at the London Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
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