Crop and Pest Updates

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Berry Bulletin
  3. CropLine
  4. Field Crop Reports
  5. ONfruit (Fruit Crop Reports)
  6. ONmaplesyrup (Maple Production Report)
  7. ONnurserycrops (Nursery and Landscape Report)
  8. ONspecialtycrops (Ginseng and Specialty Crop Report)
  9. ONturf (Turfgrass Management Report)
  10. ONvegetables (Vegetable Crop Update)
  11. Sound Advice Radio Reports

Introduction

Various types of Crop and Pest Updates are available to keep you up to date with what is happening in your industry. These updates are available in a variety of formats as indicated by the following icons:

Available as toll-free phone service - Toll-free phone service

Available as downloadable audio file - Downloadable audio file

Available as podcast - Podcast

Available as enhanced iTunes podcast - Enhanced i-Tunes podcast

Available as text transcript - Text Transcript

Some Crop Updates are not available in all formats. Available formats are indicated by the icon following the description.


Berry Bulletin - Available as text transcript  

The Berry Bulletin is a message for berry growers, scouts and consultants, from the OMAFRA berry team. It provides updates on crop conditions, timely recommendations and answers to frequently asked questions about strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other small fruit.

Subscribe/Unsubscribe - Use this feature to be informed via email when a new report is available.


CropLine - Available as toll-free phone service  Available as downloadable audio file   Available as podcast   Available as enhanced iTunes podcast

The CropLine is a bi-weekly, province-wide, toll-free, phone service on crop management tips, herbicide recommendations and pest alerts. The number to call is 1-888-449-0937. Leave a message for OMAFRA’s field crop specialists, and they'll do their best to address it on the next CropLine. If you'd rather listen to the CropLine on your computer or MP3 player, you can subscribe to our new CropLine Podcast or download MP3 files of the latest report.


Field Crop Reports -   Available as text transcript

The Field Crop Reports give updates on crop development and production issues. They are issued regularly throughout the growing season, covering forages, cereals, corn, soybeans, canola, and edible beans.


ONfruit

This blog provides timely technical information for Ontario commercial fruit growers. Topics include fruit crop production, pest management, weather-related issues, soil and crop nutrition and industry events. You can subscribe to the blog to get notices of new content by email. Contributors include fruit specialists from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

ONmaplesyrup (Maple Production Report)     

This blog provides information on maple syrup production and sugar bush management in Ontario. These updates provide timely information for the Ontario maple syrup industry including: sap flow conditions across Ontario, sap collection, tapping guidelines, processing sap into syrup, quality measurement, filtering, grading by colour and flavour, hot packing, storage, cleaning and sanitation, batch coding, proper labeling, sugar bush management, insect pest and disease identification, upcoming meetings, useful links and more. You can subscribe to the blog to get notices of new content by email. Contributors include staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs maple syrup team.


ONnurserycrops (Nursery and Landscape Report)    

This blog provides timely information on plant health issues with trees, shrubs and perennials. These updates include insect and mite pests and disease identification, integrated pest management, upcoming educational opportunities, issues, useful links and more. You can subscribe to get notices of new content by email. Contributors include staff from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs.


ONspecialtycrops (Ginseng and Specialty Crop Report)

(Ginseng, Sweet Potatoes, Herbs and Spices, and Other Specialty Crops)

This blog provides timely information on crop production and events affecting specialty crop producers and interested members of the industry in Ontario. Topics may include information on crop production, pest management, and answers to frequently asked questions about specialty crops in Ontario. You can subscribe to the blog to get notices of new content by email. Contributors include staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs specialty crop team.

- The OMAFRA Specialty Crop Team

Subscribe/Unsubscribe - to receive the Specialty Crop Update, a weekly email summarizing ginseng and specialty crop articles posted to the ONspecialtycrops blog.


ONturf (Turfgrass Management Report)    

This blog provides timely information on turf management in Ontario. Topics include pest activity, pest identification, pest control, pest monitoring, weather, cultural practices, changes to pesticide registrations, meetings, conferences and new publications of interest to the turf industry. You can subscribe to the blog to get notices of new content by email. Contributors include staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Guelph Turfgrass Institute.


ONvegetables (Vegetable Crop Update)

New name, new look, same great information. The Vegetable Crop Updates have moved to ONvegetables.com. It is the same timely and relevant information in a blog format. This move will give our readers access to regular crop and pest updates, article archives and a list of popular topics.

This blog provides timely information for the Ontario field vegetable industry on crop production, pest identification, pest control, pest monitoring, weather, changes to pesticide registrations, meetings, conferences, new publications of interest to the vegetable industry, and more. You can subscribe to the blog to get notices of new content by email. Contributors include staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs vegetable team.
New name, new look, same great information.

You can subscribe to our article updates directly on the ONvegetables.com website.

Subscribe/Unsubscribe - To subscribe to recent notices of new postings, please visit ONvegetables and use the Subscribe By Email on the right side of the page.


"Sound Advice" Radio Reports - Audio Crop Updates - Available as text transcript   Available as downloadable audio file  Available as podcast

Listen to the latest crop production news and information direct from OMAF crop specialists on "Sound Advice" - Audio Crop Updates. Listen to the report online, sign up for podcasts, or download web-quality files for your mp3 player or high-quality audio files for radio station programming. The reports are also available in text format.

Subscribe to "Sound Advice" Notice and be contacted by e-mail when new reports are posted to the OMAFRA website.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 16 January 2007
Last Reviewed: 20 April 2015