Crop Protection
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Gummy Stem Blight control
“Pristine Fungicide,” from BASF Canada, has received an emergency use label expansion for control of Gummy Stem Blight (Didymella bryoniae) and for suppression of powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii) in greenhouse cucumbers.
The Ontario government recently announced that the province's proposed pesticide ban will go into effect April 22, 2009 on Earth Day. We want to know: what are you doing to prepare for these changes?
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Pesticides and your garden centre
The Ontario government recently announced that the province's proposed pesticide ban will go into effect April 22, 2009, on Earth Day. We want to know: what are you doing to prepare for these changes?
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Preparing for a pesticide ban
In 2008, both the Alberta and Ontario governments announced separate proposed plans to limit the use and sale of cosmetic pesticides. We want to know: what are you doing to prepare for these changes? 
At a recent meeting I attended, thrips was described as the first, second and third priority of the industry (from a pest management perspective). While not wanting to downplay the importance of other pests such as whitefly, aphids and mites, or diseases such powdery mildew and root rots, it is probably a fair assessment at the moment of grower concerns over their ability to control this pest.
Dec. 15, 2008, Vineland Station, Ont. — The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in conjunction with Flowers Canada (Ontario), is hosting a one-day workshop on “How to develop and implement an IPM program for your greenhouse operation.”
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The 'nuts and bolts' of IPM

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in conjunction with Flowers Canada (Ontario), is hosting a one-day workshop on “How to develop and implement an IPM program for your greenhouse operation.”
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

The 'nuts and bolts' of IPM
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in conjunction with Flowers Canada (Ontario), is hosting a one-day workshop on “How to develop and implement an IPM program for your greenhouse operation.”
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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