Category Archives: Tree Nuts

Non-Traditional Farm Financing Webinar

This webinar on farm financing for non-traditional farms, organized by the Ontario Hazelnut Association may be of interest to specialty crop producers. The webinar will be held on Friday, January 29 at noon. To register visit http://www.ontariohazelnuts.com. The webinar is … Continue reading

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Miravis Duo Fungicide Registered for Use on Ginseng and Hazelnut

Syngenta Canada has recently announced that the Miravis Duo fungicide label has been expanded to include the control of Alternaria blight of ginseng and eastern filbert blight of hazelnut, in addition to many other horticultural crops. Miravis Duo consists of … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Fertilizers and Supplements for Specialty Crops

Growers of all crops are bombarded with advertisements and salespeople selling a wide range of fertilizers and supplements. For specialty crop growers there is added uncertainty given the limited research specific to these crops on all aspects of fertilization. As … Continue reading

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They’re back!! Gypsy moths invade hazelnuts (and lots of other things)

I’ve had quite a few questions about little black caterpillars on hazelnuts this week. These guys are gypsy moth caterpillars, which were quite a problem in many Ontario hazelnut orchards last summer. Gypsy moths overwinter as egg masses on tree … Continue reading

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Hazelnut IPM Workshop Resources now available

The pest-specific presentations for the OMAFRA Hazelnut IPM Workshop are now available online  A playlist containing the Hazelnut IPM Workshop series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJr20gvrwcOzO-Xr20OAu3A/playlists Join us tomorrow, Wednesday May 13 from 1-2:30 pm for a live hazelnut IPM webinar where OMAFRA … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Frost/Freeze Protection Update

Weather forecasts from several different sources are in agreement with lows for tonight and again early next week reaching -3 to -4oC. Current indications suggest that the cold tonight will be accompanied by a breeze of around 10 km/hr. As … Continue reading

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