July 15, 2016
A new management tool for planning IPM activities at your nursery has been developed. Now online, the Growing Degree Days “GDD app” uses the current growing degree days to determine what pests you should be scouting for and what stage they are at.

Susceptibility timing for treatment or action is also included for common nursery pests.

The program was developed through a Growing Forward 2 grant awarded to Landscape Ontario with the collaboration of PhytoServ, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Uxbridge Nurseries and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.

To access the online tool visit gdd.nvca.on.ca. Contact Dr. Jeanine West at jwest@phytoserv.com or 1-705-796-8812 for your farm code and a copy of the user guide. Once you have a farm code, you can login and use the tool.
PhytoServ will track usage of the tool, so that long-term support and maintenance of the tool can be acquired, if appropriate (user information will be confidential).