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 http://bountyofthecounty.ca/.