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Biological insecticide use expanded for greenhouse strawberries

Minor use label expansion for XenTari biological insecticide includes control of cabbage looper, corn earworm, and leafrollers in greenhouse strawberries.

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week encourages strong and safe farms

Organizers are focusing on supporting farmers, farm families and farming communities through resources, safety advice articles, an AgSafe Ribbon campaign and more.

Cleanfarms opens new office in Lethbridge

The Canada-wide stewardship organization best known for its ag-plastics recycling programs for pesticide and fertilizer jugs, has opened an Alberta office in Lethbridge.
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Feature 1

Meet the new thrips on the block

In this industry, it seems like just when we have one thing handled, the Powers That Be throw us something new. Recently, it appears that Western flower thrips (WFT) have recruited some “friends”. Onion thrips are the most prevalent of these new pest thrips, even outnumbering WFT in some greenhouses. But they aren’t the only ones you need to watch out for. » Learn more
Feature 2

Growing profits from poinsettia

Most poinsettia growers in Ontario shipped all that they grew in 2019. But was it profitable? From production practices to correctly calculating costs, greenhouse consultant Melhem Sawaya shares lessons learned from the 2019 poinsettia season and cost-saving measures that should be implemented for the season ahead. » Learn more
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Control of Pests & Weeds by Natural Enemies: An Introduction Biological Control

Biological control – utilizing a population of natural enemies to seasonally or permanently suppress pests – is not a new concept. The cottony cushion scale, which nearly destroyed the citrus industry of California, was controlled by an introduced predatory insect in the 1880s. Accelerated invasions by insects and spread of weedy non-native plants in the last century have increased the need for the use of biological control. Use of carefully chosen natural enemies has become a major tool for the protection of natural ecosystems, biodiversity and agricultural and urban environments. Learn More
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Biocontrols USA

Mar 4-6
Location: Portland, OR
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Greenhouse IPM Workshop

Mar 5
Location: Vineland, ON
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Canadian Horticultural Council AGM

Mar 10-12
Location: Ottawa, ON
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