Control Next Year’s Insects Now

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued a reminder that now is a good time to deal with overwintering stages of mite eggs and scale insect nymphs, using horticultural oil application. For a list of…

Beech Scale Alert

The Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued a notice that beech scale crawlers are active now on large beech trees in southern Ontario forests, including in cottage country. Covered in a white, woolly mass, the…

Keen Gardener? Eager Volunteer? Become a Master Gardener!

Toronto Master Gardeners are welcoming new volunteers. On September 15, interested gardeners will take a basic gardening knowledge entrance exam. Upon passing the exam, they will be interviewed to determine their commitment to public service and volunteerism. Interviews take place…

White Mould on Tree Bark May Be Good News

July 21. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food  and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has pointed out an increase in the appearance of white mould on the bark of deciduous trees, especially on maple and beech. Rather than a cause for…