Tomato Day 2017

District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present…….

The 41st Annual Tomato Day
Thursday, March 2, 2017     8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Countryview Golf Course
25393 St. Clair Rd. (Hwy 40), Dover Centre, ON

Admission: $30 (includes educational program, trade show, hot lunch).
No preregistration required.

Program:

8:00 am  Registration, refreshments and trade show

8:30 am  Welcome and opening remarks, Ron Van Damme, District 1 Chair

8:35 am  Weed Management Update, Darren Robinson, Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph

9:20 am  Strip tillage – Grower panel, Jim Brush, Mark Richards, Laurent Van Arkel

10:00 am  Fast Resistant Weed Testing Results – Help Us, Help You, Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA – Harrow

10:10 am  BREAK AND TRADE SHOW

10:30 am  The “Right” to Farm??, John Kolk, Kolk Farms, Picture Butte, Alberta (by phone)

11:15 am  Update on PMRA re-evaluations and what ALL of us need to do!, Craig Hunter, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association

11:45 am  Tomecek Ag spray record and worker protection mobile app, Kate Tomecek, Tomecek Agronomy Services Inc.

12:05 pm  LUNCH AND TRADE SHOW

1:05 pm  Soil Health Update, Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA – Ridgetown

1:20 pm  Phosphorus, Christoph Kessel, OMAFRA – Guelph

1:50  pm  Tomato negotiations update, OPVG

CCA Continuing Education Credits have been applied for.

Special thanks to our sponsor for coffee and donuts: Thompsons

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