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Vegetable Program for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

squash flower and fruit, soil testing equipment and brown marmorated stink bug

Have you ever wondered what real impact the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug will have on the Ontario vegetable industry?  Are you concerned about all of the news reports on pollinator health and insecticides? Would you enjoy the opportunity to learn from one of North America’s foremost experts on pumpkin and squash diseases? Come to the  Niagara Falls Convention Centre on February 19th and 20th, 2014 for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention.

New for this year’s convention is the Vegetable Pathology Diagnostic Workshop.  Successful disease management often hinges on an accurate diagnosis.  But the sample, how it is handled and the description of the field observations all have a huge impact on the accuracy of the diagnosis. How do you ensure you are sending a “good” sample? What does the laboratory do with your sample? Are there accurate diagnostic tests that you can conduct on-farm? Find out on February 20th.

There are 2 days of vegetable programming planned for this year’s OFVC:

  • February 19th, am – General Vegetables
  • February 19th, pm – Cucurbits
  • February 20th, am – Vegetable Pathology
  • February 20th, pm – Asparagus Farmers of Ontario

Visit for a full program outline.

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