Crop Protection
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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.
The impact of fall conditions on spider mites
July 20, 2009 – A tomato that can stand up to attack by a damaging virus in greenhouse production systems is being developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Taming a tomato virus
A tomato that can stand up to attack by a damaging virus in greenhouse production systems is being developed by an Agricultural Research Service scientist.
June 2, 2009, Ottawa — Crop Profiles from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program for twenty-nine crops are accessible for download on the Government of Canada Publications website. (Le français suit)
Grey mould caused by the fungus, Botrytis cinerea, is a chronically occurring disease that affects greenhouse crops worldwide. Fortunately, growers have access to a variety of tools for managing this commonly occurring disease. Such tools include chemicals and a variety of cultural controls where most emphasis should be placed because grey mould is best managed in a prophylactic or preventive manner. Understanding how these tools should be used and applying this knowledge during crop production provide the best defence against this disease.
Each year, the Society of American Florists, organizes its annual Pest Management Conference, usually held in the middle of February and alternating between the west and east coasts of the U.S. The meeting is a mix of growers, industry representatives and researchers/educators/extension specialists. The 2009 meeting was held in San Jose, California, from Feb. 19-21, and focused on a number of issues of relevance to Ontario growers.
This spring big changes are coming to the type of product Ontario garden centre retailers will be able to stock on their shelves.

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