IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2016

Here are the currently scheduled IPM scout workshops available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. (Updated Mar. 15 with sweet corn, bean, peas, cucurbit, asparagus. Updated Mar. 11 with hops, lettuce, celery, onions, carrots, tender fruit and grapes, cole crops, ginseng.)

Introduction to IPM

  • April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Conference Rm 1, 2 and 3, 1st Floor,1 Stone Rd., Guelph
  • Workshop leader: Denise Beaton
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Have to pay for parking.

Hops

  • April 8, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Large Boardroom, Woodstock OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop Leader: Melanie Filotas
  • Notes: Handouts provided.

Tomatoes & Peppers

  • April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • PSC 003, Pestell Building (lower level), Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop leader: Janice LeBoeuf
  • Notes: Handouts provided. Lunch on your own. See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts.

Apples

  • May 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop leader: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin
  • Notes: Handouts provided. If possible bring copy of Publication #360 & 310. Lunch on your own.

Lettuce, Celery, Onions, Carrots

  • May 9, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Conference Rm 3, 1st Floor,1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
  • Workshop Leader: Mike Celetti
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Have to pay for parking. See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts.

Tender Fruit and Grape       

  • May 9, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop Leader: Wendy McFadden- Smith
  • Notes: Bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capability. Lunch on your own.

Sweet Corn, Bean and Pea

  • May 11, 9:00 am to noon
  • Room 102, Rudy Brown Rural Development Centre, U of G Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Elaine Roddy
  • Lunch on your own

Cucurbit Crops

  • May 11, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Room 102, Rudy Brown Rural Development Centre, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Elaine Roddy
  • Lunch on your own

Cole Crops     

  • May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Conference Rm 3, 1st Floor, 1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
  • Workshop Leader: Mike Celetti
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts. Have to pay for parking.

Strawberry and Raspberry

  • May 18, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium, OMAFRA Resource Centre, Simcoe
  • Workshop leader: Pam Fisher
  • Required: OMAFRA Publication #360, Guide to Fruit Production ($20). Lunch on your own.

Blueberry

  • June 1, 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium, OMAFRA Resource Centre, Simcoe
  • Workshop leader: Pam Fisher
  • Required: OMAFRA Publication #360, Guide to Fruit Production ($20)

Ginseng (In-field)

  • June 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Rain date: June 20, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • C&R Atkinson Farms Ltd., 228 Charlotteville Rd. 1, St. Williams
  • Workshop Leaders: Sean Westerveld and Melanie Filotas

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