Crop and Pest Updates

Table of Contents

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

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 (formerly known as Agriphone)

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.

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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.


Ginseng and Specialty Crop Report Available as text transcript

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

This is a notice to subscribers of the Ginseng and Specialty Crop Report. As of April, 2013, the report has been replaced by the ONspecialtycrops blog at www.onspecialtycrops.wordpress.com. To receive an "Email Subscription" to the ONspecialtycrops blog you can go to the Email Subscription tool found on the right side of the blog. Every time we post new information you will receive an email with a link to the new posting. Subscribers to the Ginseng and Specialty Crop Report will still receive an email each week listing the blog posts for that week.
-- The OMAF and MRA 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.


Maple Production Report - Available as toll-free phone service   Available as text transcript    

The Maple Production Report is produced weekly, through the late winter and early spring. Maple producers can access the most recent report by calling 519-826-3414 or toll-free 1-888-290-4441.

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Nursery and Landscape Report - Available as toll-free phone service   Available as text transcript  Available as podcast

Check out the Nursery-Landscape Agriphone for timely recommendations on Integrated Pest Management of pests, diseases and weeds for outdoor ornamentals (trees, shrubs and perennials). This is an excellent Ontario resource for nursery growers, landscape professionals, arborists and gardeners. The Agriphone also contains updates on issues, meetings and other opportunities that relate to the production and maintenance of outdoor ornamentals.

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"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 OMAFRA 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.


Tender Fruit and Grape Report Available as text transcript

The Tender Fruit and Grape Report is an excellent Ontario resource for tender fruit and grape growers, scouts and consultants, from the OMAFRA team. It provides updates on crop conditions, timely recommendations, monitoring and management of insects and diseases, changes to pesticide registrations, meetings, conferences and new publications of interest to the tender fruit and grape industry. A report is issued whenever there is information to deliver - averaging about once a week during the growing season and less often during the winter.

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Turfgrass Management Report - Available as toll-free phone service   Available as text transcript   Available as podcast

The Turgrass Management Report is a weekly update on current turf pest problems affecting lawns, golf courses, sports field and sod. There is also information about relevent and timely cultural practices that should be performed. Information on coming events relevent to turf managers are also included.

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ONvegetables (Vegetable Crop Update) - Available as text transcript

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.

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.



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: 31 May 2013