Dennis Van Dyk recently joined the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) as a Vegetable Crops Specialist. Based out of the Guelph office, he will primarily focus on the root vegetable crop portfolio, including: potato, carrot, rutabaga, turnip, parsnip, radish and horseradish.
Dennis had previously worked at the University of Guelph Muck Crops Research Station since 2010, where he served for the past two years as the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program Coordinator. He brings a strong background in crop protection and root and bulb vegetable production, with experience in conducting applied research projects, diagnosing pests and disease and providing technical support to growers.
Dennis holds a B.Sc. in Biology from York University and is completing his M.Sc. in Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.
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