Crop Protection
Feb . 17, 2010, Ottawa – Effective Feb. 24, tomatoes entering Canada from countries where tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) is known to occur will have to meet new interim requirements.
Feb. 5, 2010, Vineland Station – Want to learn the latest information about the use of allelochemicals for thrips pest management?
Dec. 31, 2009 – Rhizoctonia, a fungal disease that can be found in many ornamental plants, can be eliminated in azalea by placing plant cuttings in a hot water treatment, an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in the U.S. and his university collaborator have found.
It seems reasonable to think that shutting down the greenhouse for a few weeks during the cold months to clean up should be sufficient to freeze and eradicate pest populations.
Dec. 3, 2009, Vineland, Ontario – The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in conjunction with Flowers Canada Growers, is hosting a one-day workshop on “How to develop and implement an IPM program for your greenhouse operation.”
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IPM Grower Workshop
in January

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in conjunction with Flowers Canada Growers, is hosting a one-day workshop on “How to develop and implement an IPM program for your greenhouse operation.”
Dec. 2, 2009 – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Scala SC fungicide (pyrimethanil) for control of Botrytis gray mould on greenhouse tomatoes in Canada.
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New Botrytis control
for tomatoes

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Scala SC fungicide (pyrimethanil) for control of Botrytis gray mould on greenhouse tomatoes in Canada.
Nov. 12, 2009 – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently approved a minor use registration for Avid (abamectin) insecticide/miticide for control of tomato psyllid on greenhouse peppers and tomatoes.
Nov. 6, 2009, Brussels, Belgium – At a conference earlier this week, a call was made for more investment to ensure the availability of crop protection solutions for specialty crops and minor uses in the European Union.
Oct. 6, 2009 — Ontario farmers can safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides, livestock medicines and used sharp instruments (needles, syringes and scalpel blades) under CleanFARMS™.
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CleanFARMS™ at your disposal
Ontario farmers can safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides, livestock medicines and used sharp instruments (needles, syringes and scalpel blades) under CleanFARMS™.
Sept. 28, 2009 — The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use registration for AVID (abamectin) insecticide/miticide for control of tomato psyllid on greenhouse peppers and tomatoes.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

AVID approved for tomato psyllid

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use registration for AVID (abamectin) insecticide/miticide for control of tomato psyllid on greenhouse peppers and tomatoes.
Spider mites are extremely successful at surviving unfavourable environmental conditions such as winter temperatures and periods of heat or drought in the summer. This is because spider mites, like many insects, enter into a period of rest, called diapause, during which changes in their bodies and behaviour facilitate their survival.

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