Essex County Associated Growers – Field Vegetable Program

Nov. 22, 2010, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Kinsmen Recreation Centre, 249 Sherk St., Leamington

9:30 – 10:00 am

Field vegetable season update
What did we see, what did we learn, what’s new?
Elaine Roddy, Vegetable Crop Specialist, OMAFRA – Ridgetown

10:00 – 10:30 am

Smartphones in agriculture
How can they help you? What do you need to know?
Ian McDonald, Applied Research Coordinator for Field Crops, OMAFRA – Guelph

10:30 – 11:00 am

Ethnic vegetables research in Ontario
What crops are being looked at? What are some of the challenges and opportunities?
Evan Elford, New Crop Development Specialist, OMAFRA – Simcoe

11:00 – 11:30 am

New insect pests – are vegetables vulnerable?
Brown marmorated stink bug, western bean cutworm, spotted wing what?!
Cheryl Trueman, Vegetable Pest Management Researcher, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph

Admission to the Essex County Associated Growers Convention is free.  No preregistration required.  Learn more at

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