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What’s Growing ON? – Episode 9

This week's episode focuses on the importance of pest monitoring with OMAFRA's Cassie Russell on the problematic pepper weevil and Erica Pate on cyclamen mite issues in strawberries.

Episode 9: Pepper Weevil & Cyclamen Mites

In this episode, Kristy sits down with co-host Cassie Russell, former acting Vegetable Crop Specialist and current acting Tree Fruit Specialist to talk about monitoring for the problematic invasive insect, the pepper weevil.

For more information on how to properly identify pepper weevil, check out Which Weevil Warrants Worry? on the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable blog. Suspect you have pepper weevil? Contact Cassie Russell (, Amanda Tracey – Vegetable Crop Specialist ( or Cara McCreary – Greenhouse Vegetable IPM Specialist ( 

As well, Erica Pate, Fruit Crop Specialist sits in the ‘Horticulture Hotseat’ to shine some light on the tiny but destructive pest of strawberries, the cyclamen mite. 

Have a question or a topic you’d like us to cover? Email us at 

Click here for a list of previous What’s Growing ON? episodes.

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