Coming Up – Tomato Day in Chatham-Kent

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

Printable program (pdf)


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