Essex Bounty of the County – Field Vegetable Program

The Essex County Associated Growers’ Bounty of the County convention and trade show will be held Nov. 23-24 at the Kinsmen Recreation Complex, 249 Sherk St., Leamington.  The field vegetable program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Nov. 23.

Field Vegetable Program

9:30 – 10:00 am
Herbicide Resistant Weeds and New Weeds to Watch
Kristen Callow, Weed Management Program Lead – Horticulture
OMAFRA, Ridgetown

10:00 – 10:30 am
Fumigation and biofumigation in tomatoes: research update
Cheryl Trueman, College Professor of Vegetable Pathology and Entomology
Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph
Janice LeBoeuf, Vegetable Crop Specialist
OMAFRA, Ridgetown

10:30 – 11:00 am
Understanding late blight in tomatoes
Michael Celetti, Pathology Program Lead – Horticulture
OMAFRA, Guelph

11:00 – 11:30 am
Downy mildew in Cucumbers: A New Reality
Cheryl Trueman, College Professor of Vegetable Pathology and Entomology
Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph

Admission to the Bounty of the County convention is free and no preregistration is required.  There are additional educational programs focusing on fruit, grapes, greenhouse vegetables, and farm information, as well as a trade show.  More details can be found at http://bountyofthecounty.ca/.

While you’re there, visit the OMAFRA booth to find the latest information and resources for the horticultural industry.

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