Poinsettia 2015: time to dot the i’s and cross the t’s

Posted on June 4, 2015 By Flowers Canada Posted In Growers

Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge,

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Are you ready for poinsettia season? Over the coming weeks, poinsettia cuttings will arrive in great numbers. Experience from past years has taught us that sometimes, they hide stowaways. Small numbers of Bemisia whitefly eggs and nymphs are almost undetectable on the cuttings, but from small beginnings, pest populations can rapidly grow. By the time the mist is turned off and most growers start to release bios, the whitefly will have had a head start and the bios may have a hard time catching up.

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