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Growing Great Garlic – Advancing Garlic Production


Come learn about garlic production! The 2015 Garlic Field Day hosted by the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario will be held Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, ON. The agenda will include both in-class sessions and a field tour covering various production and pest management topics including information on bulb and stem nematode, leek moth, cover crops, weed management, and much more.

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8:20 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome and Introduction – Mark Wales, Chair Garlic Growers Association of Ontario
9:10 am – 9:30 am Stem and Bulb Nematode Biology and Management – Michael Celetti, Plant Pathologist, OMAFRA
9:30 am – 9:50 am What We Don’t Know About Stem and Bulb Nematodes in Garlic – Guy Belair, Nematologist AAFC, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
9:50 am – 10:10 am Leek Moth Biology and Management – Marion Paibomesai, Vegetable Specialist OMAFRA or Peter Mason, AAFC Ottawa
10:10 am – 10:40 am Coffee, Networking and Class Room Demonstration:
Stem and Bulb Nematode under Microscope
Other Diseases of Garlic (if samples are available)
Leek Moth Identification and Insect Traps
Clean Seed, Roundels and Bulbils
10:40 am – 11:00 am Growing and Managing Garlic from Clean Seed – Becky Hughes, Researcher, University of Guelph
11:00 am – 11:20 am Growing Garlic from Greenhouse Transplants – John Zandstra, Researcher, University of Guelph
11:20 am – 11:40 am Weed Management in Garlic – Kris McNaughton, Researcher, University of Guelph
11:40 am – 12:00 pm Cover Crops for Nematode Suppression and Building Soil – Anne Verhallen, Soil Management Specialist – Field Crops, OMAFRA
12:00 pm – 1:20 pm Lunch at Pavilion
Kicking the tires of equipment
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Load Wagons and Travel to Field Trials
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Nematode Suppressing Cover Crops – Adam Hayes, OMAFRA
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Hot Water Seed Treatment Trial for Managing Stem and Bulb Nematodes – Michael Celetti, OMAFRA
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Leek Moth Management with Floating Row Covers Demonstrations – Marion Paibomesai, OMAFRA
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Clean Seed Trial – Becky Hughes, University of Guelph
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm French Garlic Varieties – Becky Hughes and John Zandstra, University of Guelph
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Growing Garlic on Raised Beds and Mulches from Greenhouse Garlic Transplants – John Zandstra, University of Guelph
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Return from Field Trials and Adjourned

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