The Ontario Pulse Crop Committee are very pleased to announce that GoBeans.ca has been updated! The home of our annual dry bean performance testing data has a fresh, new look. Head over to GoBeans.ca to find:
Western bean cutworm trapping will be starting in early June. For those who are interested in trapping this year, I have provided a few resources below including Trap Set up and Monitoring Instructions, and a Trap Supply Checklist and Trap Supply Companies document. Those setting up trap sites are encouraged to include the traps on the Great Lakes Pest Monitoring Network at: https://arcg.is/0K5rnG
Warmer temperatures and rain forecast this week put apple and pear orchards in bloom at risk of fire blight infection The fire blight prediction maps for apple and pear continue to be updated as more orchards in the earlier regions of the province enter into bloom. High to extreme infection risk is predicted for many regions in the southwest this week with rain in the forecast. Management will be critical during this time particularly if there is active fire blight in your orchard or neighbourhood.