Tomato Day

District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAF present the 38th Annual Tomato Day on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Countryview Golf Course, 25393 St. Clair Rd, Dover Centre, ON.

Registration starts at 8:00 am, with the program to begin at 8:30 am, running until lunchtime. Speakers will present on many topics of interest to the processing tomato industry including weed management, Ministry of Labour initiatives, tomato disease, soil health and crop rotation, and more.

Admission: $25 (includes educational program, trade show, hot lunch). No preregistration required.

Program

8:00 am          Registration, refreshments and trade show

8:30 am          Welcome and Opening Remarks — Frank Furlan, District 1 Chair

8:45 am          Holding Fruit In The Field: The Ins and Outs Of Fruit Rots — Cheryl Trueman, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph

9:15 am          Western Region Farming Initiative — Barry Norton and Chris Vasey, Ontario Ministry of Labour

9:35 am          Tomato Weed Management – Adjusting Decisions to Conditions — Dr. Darren Robinson, RidgetownCampus-University of Guelph

10:30 am         BREAK and TRADE SHOW

10:45 am         Enlist – What Does It Mean for Tomato Growers? — Paul Foran, Dow AgroSciences Canada

11:00 am         Soil Health and Tomato Production – Strategies from Long Term Rotations — Dr.Laura Van Eerd, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph

11:30 am         Tomato Negotiations Update — OPVG

12:00 pm         LUNCH and TRADE SHOW

CCA Continuing Education Credits have been applied for.

Special thanks to our sponsor for coffee and donuts:  Thompsons

Processing tomato field

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