Field Vegetable Session – Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

Feb 20-21, 2013, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario

 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – AM

9:30 am  Cucurbit Disease Control Using Conventional and Air-Assisted Spray Technology, Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University

10:00 am  Natural Enemies in Vegetable Fields, Mary Gardiner, Ohio State University

10:30 am  Organic Management of Swede Midge – Update, Dr. Rebecca Hallett/Braden Evans, University of Guelph

11:00 am  Cucurbit Variety Trials, Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – PM

2:00 pm  Vegetable Disease Management in High Tunnels (organic and conventional), Dr. Beth Gugino, Pennsylvania State University

2:45 pm  Tomato Flavour, Dr. Jay Scott, University of Florida

3:30 pm  Food Safety, Phil Tocco, Michigan State University

Thursday, February 21, 2013 – AM

9:30 am  Soilborne Diseases of Vegetables, Dr. Beth Gugino, Pennsylvania State University

10: 00 am  Explaining Variability Between Fields, Dr. Ivan O’Halloran, Ridgetown Campus – Univ. of Guelph

10:45 am  Irrigation During a Drought: Find Out What Your Neighbour Did?, Donna Speranzini and Andrew Jamieson, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Thursday, February 21, 2013 – PM

2:00 pm  New field crop auxin herbicides and horticulture – US experience, Steve Smith, Red Gold, Indiana

2:30 pm  Spray Drift, Bob DeBrabandere, Western General Insurance

3:00 pm  Research updates:

  • Perceived differences between imported and locally grown ethnic crops, Isabelle Lesschaeve, Vineland Research & Innov. Centre
  • Assessment of postharvest regimes using a novel sensory approach to evaluate vegetable freshness, Amy Bowen – Vineland Research & Innov. Centre
  • “Specialty Cropportunities”, OMAFRA – Simcoe Team
  • Leek Moth Update, Marion Paibomesai, OMAFRA
  • Tomato Pest Management Research, Cheryl Trueman, Ridgetown Campus
  • N Loss and Cooking Oil on Cole Crops, Katelyn Congreves, University of Guelph

Other OFVC Sessions:

Wednesday, February 20

Winery, Climate Change and Dealing with Adverse Weather, Beer Competition, Cider, Cider Competition, Tender Fruit, Herbs, Grapes, Berries, Farmers’ Markets Ontario, Direct Farm Sales

Thursday, February 21

Airblast 101, Apiculture, Health and Safety for Growers, Organic, Future Challenges and Opportunities, Tender Fruit, Bomb-proofing your Soil, Grapes, Apples, Farmers’ Markets Ontario, Direct Farm Sales

For more information on the OFVC and to register, visit the OFVC website.

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