Crop Protection
Dec. 15, 2008, Keremoes, B.C. — How often have you heard about deer happily munching away on garden plants, much to the dismay of the owners? Here’s one garden centre addressing the issue head-on with their “Living in Harmony with Nature” display of deer-resistant perennials.
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Helping keep Bambi at bay
How often have you heard about deer happily munching away on garden plants, much to the dismay of the owners? Here’s one garden centre addressing the issue head-on with their “Living in Harmony with Nature” display of deer-resistant perennials.
There are a number of non-chemical options to weigh The emphasis in controlling pests should be on crop management rather than insect management, according to noted entomologist Dr. Ken Fry.

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To spray, or not to spray
There are a number of non-chemical options to weigh - The emphasis in controlling pests should be on crop management rather than insect management.
Outbreaks of Fusarium – a new and rapidly spreading fungal root disease – in the Canadian greenhouse cucumber industry has the potential to cause millions of dollars in losses annually.
Undetected microscopic organisms can cause big problems for a crop. Laboratory Services at the University of Guelph offers DNA multiscan®a
Duponchelia fovealis is a relatively new pest in Ontario, and as such there is little experience in knowing what to expect if it shows up in your greenhouse and how to control it if it does. It is worthwhile to quickly review what we know of this pest.
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When under attack, plants issue their own SOS
Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that when the leaf of a plant is under attack by a pathogen, it can send out an SOS to the roots for help, and the roots will respond by secreting an acid that brings beneficial bacteria to the rescue.
The bacteria that causes this chronically occurring disease of tomato crops survives much longer than you’d think
Bacterial canker, caused by Clavibacter michiganensis  subsp. michiganensis, is a chronically occurring disease of tomatoes worldwide, and can cause significant losses in both field and greenhouse crops.
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Magnify your pest management insight
Debuting exclusively this month on the Greenhouse Canada website is The Loupe. This webpage, sponsored by Engage Agro, is dedicated to pest management topics and issues. The goal is to offer the latest pest management information throughout the year, with the opportunity for growers to share their experiences and pose questions. The focus with this inaugural posting is on fungus gnats, including a variety of control options.
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Magnify your pest management insight
Debuting exclusively this month on the Greenhouse Canada website is The Loupe. This webpage, sponsored by Engage Agro, is dedicated to pest management topics and issues. The goal is to offer the latest pest management information throughout the year, with the opportunity for growers to share their experiences and pose questions. The focus with this inaugural posting is on fungus gnats, including a variety of control options.






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Cooler late summer and early fall temperatures mean aphids are becoming more active within the crop


August 29, 2008 — The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for PREVICUR N AQUEOUS SOLUTION Fungicide for control of root rot and damping-off caused by Pythium on greenhouse peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers in Canada.
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