Field Vegetable Program – Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable ConventionThe 2017 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention is coming up Feb. 22-23 in Niagara Falls. Here’s the lineup for the Field Vegetable sessions, followed by highlights of some other sessions that may be of interest to those in the vegetable business.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Room 201-202 (2nd Floor)

VEGETABLES

9:30 No-Till and Cover Crops for Pumpkin and Squash Production
Dr. Ajay Nair, Iowa State University, USA

10:00 Urban Agriculture: An Ohio Perspective
Jacqueline Kowalski, Ohio State University Extension, USA

10:30 Vegetable Pests to Watch for in 2017
Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA

11:00 Organic Weed Control in Vegetables
Rachel Riddle and Peter White, University of Guelph

VEGETABLES – POTATOES

2:00 Innovative Technologies for Late Blight Control
Dr. Eugenia Banks, Potato Consultant

2:30 Potato Diseases: Late Blight and Dickeya Blackleg
Dr. Vikram Bisht, Manitoba Agriculture

3:00 New and Emerging Varieties
Vanessa Currie, University of Guelph

3:30 Potato Variety Display Viewing
Vanessa Currie, University of Guelph

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Room 201-202 (2nd Floor)

VEGETABLES – SWEET CORN

9:30 Growing Sweet Corn in the Great Lakes Basin – How to Manage Phosphorus
Deanna Nemeth, OMAFRA

10:00 Cover Crops, Healthy Soils and More
Dr. Laura Van Eerd, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

10:30 Farm Gate Marketing
Erica Pate, OMAFRA

11:00 Making Integrated Pest Management Work
Deb Maes, Sylvite; Kirk Patterson, Scotland Agromart; Jason Van Maanen, Veritas

4Rs NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP FOR VEGETABLES

2:00 Why all the Hype about 4Rs?
Amanda Giamberardino, Fertilizer Canada

2:30 Getting the 4Rs on the Ground
Travis Clarke, Holmes Agro; Joseph Tomecek, Tomecek Agronomy Services

3:00 Making 4Rs Work at Lycoland Farms Ltd.
Dave Epp, Lycoland Farms Ltd.

3:30 4Rs & Making it Happen on Your Farm: Panel Discussion 
Travis Clarke, Holmes Agro; Joseph Tomecek, Tomecek Agronomy Service; Dave Epp, Lycoland Farms Ltd.; Christoph Kessel, OMAFRA

Other sessions of interest

Find more information about the convention and register at http://www.ofvc.ca/

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