The 2013 workshops are over, but you can browse the 2016 workshop offerings.
Are you looking for a refresher on field tomato and pepper pest management after a long, grey winter? Or are you new to working with tomatoes and peppers and want to learn about the crops and their pests and disorders (or have someone new on staff to train)? Maybe you would just enjoy spending part of a day talking about tomato and pepper pest management with a roomful of fellow enthusiasts?
Mark your calendars for the 2014 Tomato and Pepper IPM/Scout Training Workshop on Friday, May 2 in Ridgetown. The session will start at 8:30 am and will be held in Room PS002 of the Reek Building at Ridgetown Campus. The session should finish by early afternoon.
Please preregister by contacting the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (toll free) at 1-877-424-1300. There is no charge to attend.
Topics covered will include:
- Understanding the Crop
- Field Monitoring Guidelines
- Diagnosing Problems
- Understanding the Pests & Problems – Diseases, Insects, Disorders
- Understanding the Pests – Weeds
- Strategies of Control – Weeds
- Herbicide Injury Symptoms on Tomatoes and Peppers
- Soil Problems
- Taking Good Samples
Get primed for the day by having a look at these posts:
- Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts
- Reference Books for Vegetable Crop Scouting
- Diagnostic apps and online field guides for crop scouts
- Technology for vegetable crop scouting
Information on other OMAF and MRA IPM Training sessions is here.
IPM = Integrated Pest Management