District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present the annual Tomato Day on March 6 at Countryview Golf Course, 25393 St. Clair Rd., Dover Centre, ON.
The day includes an educational program, trade show, and hot lunch. It runs from 8:00 am – 2:15 pm. Admission is $25. No preregistration is required.
8:00 am Registration and refreshments, Trade Show
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks, Doug Toews, District 1 Chair
8:40 am Climate Change and Crop Production, Dr. Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University
9:25 am Leamington Irrigation Scheduling Project Wrap-up, Felix Jaria, BRACE Institute, McGill University
9:45 am Nitrogen Movement Under Drip Irrigation, Anne Verhallen, Soil Management Specialist – Horticulture, OMAFRA
10:05 am Late Blight Update, Janice LeBoeuf, Vegetable Crop Specialist, OMAFRA
10:10 am Bacterial Disease Update, Cheryl Trueman, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph
10:30 am BREAK and TRADE SHOW
11:00 am Vine Decline/Corky Root Update, Janice LeBoeuf, Vegetable Crop Specialist, OMAFRA
11:05 am Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Update, Cheryl Trueman, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph
11:10 am Herbicide Tolerant Crop Update, Kristen Callow, Weed Management Program Lead – Horticulture, OMAFRA
11:40 am Spray Drift or Spill Response – What You Need To Know, Robert Debrabandere, Western General/Economical Insurance Group
12:10 pm LUNCH and TRADE SHOW
1:40 pm California Update, Ken Hamm, District 1
1:50 pm Weed Management Update, Dr. Darren Robinson, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph
2:25 pm ADJOURN
CCA Continuing Education Credits have been applied for.
Sponsors: Tomato Juice – H.J. Heinz Co. of Canada Ltd.; Doughnuts – Thompsons Ltd., Pain Court