63rd Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

The 63rd Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held April 9th and 10th, 2014 at Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. Registration opens at 8:30 am. For details, please see http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday Morning, April 9

Chair:  Tom Miedema 

9:00 – 9:20 am Research update for carrots and leafy vegetables.

Kevin Vander Kooi, L. Riches, D. Van Dyk, H. Roberts, M. Tesfaendrias and M.R. McDonald

9:20 – 9:40 Highlights of the carrot cultivar trials.

Shawn Janse and M.R. McDonald

9:40 – 10:00 Carrot wash water treatment options. 

Gurvinder Mundi and R.G. Zyntner

10:00 – 10:45

BREAK

10:45 – 11:15 The New Era of Diagnostics and Biological Control. 
George Lazarovits
11:15 – 11:35 Muck Crops IPM program update and Fusarium on carrots.

Michael Tesfaendrias and M. R. McDonald

11:35 – 11:50 Services and Funding Programs available to Holland Marsh Growers through the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority. 

Lori McLean and P. Martin.

11:50 – 12:00 Update from Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario.

Tom Miedema

12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH

Wednesday Afternoon, April 9

Chair:  Matt Sheppard 

1:30 – 1:50 Linuron resistant weeds.

Francois Tardif

1:50 – 2:10 Nematode control update – experience from other crops in Ontario.

Sean Westerveld

2:10 – 2:30 New regulations for applying fumigants.

Murray Stevenson and A. Colley

2:30 – 2:37 Industry update: BASF. Zampro – a new fungicide for downy mildew control.

Bruce Irons

2:37 – 2:44 Industry update: Syngenta. Fungicides for carrots and celery.

Jim Anderson

2:44 – 2:51 Industry update: Engage Agro. 

Jen Bush

2:51 – 2:58 Industry update: DuPont. 

Sylvain Legault

2:58 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 3:50 Nematicides to control root knot nematode on carrots on muck soils. Recent results.

Dennis Van Dyk, K. Jordan and M.R. McDonald

3:50 – 3:57 Industry Update: UAP/MANA. Nimitz: a new nematicide.

Don Surgeoner

3:57 – 4:27 Highlights of weed control research in Michigan.

Bernie Zandstra

Thursday Morning, April 10

Chair:  Jim Chaput

9:00 – 9:20 Disease management in onions in New York State.

Christy Hoepting

9:20 – 9:50 Highlights of onion weed control research from Michigan. 

Bernie Zandstra

9:50 – 9:58 Industry Update: Syngenta. Onions Fungicides, Minecto Duo.

Jen Foster

9:58 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:15 Controlling weed with Chateau.

Christy Hoepting

11:15 – 11:45 Management of onion maggot and onion thrips. Research in New York State.

Brian Nault

11:45 – 12:05 Minor Use update. 

Jim Chaput

12:05 – 1:35 LUNCH

Thursday Afternoon, April 10

Chair:  Jamie Reaume

1:35 – 1:55 Onion research update.

Mary Ruth McDonald, K. Vander Kooi and L. Riches

1:55 – 2:10 Phosphorus research on the Holland Marsh.

Deanna Nemeth, C. Kessel, H. Roberts, K. Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald

2:10 – 2:30 Highlights of the onion cultivar trials.

Shawn Janse and M.R. McDonald

2:30 – 2:50 Sterile male onion fly release. Can this control onion maggot in the Holland Marsh?

Francois Fournier

2:50 – 3:10 Watch for these invasive pests – leek moth and brown marmorated sink bug.

Hannah Fraser

3:10 – 3:30 Stemphylium in onions.

Michael Tesfaendrias, Marion Paibomesai, M. Celetti and M.R. McDonald

3:30 – 4:00 Holland Marsh Growers – new initiatives.

Jamie Reaume

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