66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

The 66th Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference will be held April 12-13 at the Bradford and District Memorial Community located at 125 Simcoe St., Bradford, ON. The conference is free and registration starts at 8:30. For more details please see:  http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/muckconference.html

Conference Agenda

Wednesday Morning, April 12

9:00 – 9:20 Highlights of the carrot cultivar trials. Shawn Janse and M.R. McDonald
9:20 – 9:40 Highlights of celery and carrot research trials. Mary Ruth McDonald  and K. Vander Kooi
9:40 – 10:00 Reducing celery leaf blight with disease forecasting and resistant cultivars. Stephen Reynolds, K. Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald
10:00 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:05 Can we control carrot insects and benefit the environment at the same time? Cynthia Scott- Dupree, J. Mlynarek and M.R. McDonald
11:05 – 11:12 Industry update- Syngenta
11:12 – 11:32 Growing carrots without Linuron- it can be done! Tessa de Boer and C. Swanton
11:32 – 11:52 New herbicides for weed control in carrots. Clarence Swanton
11:52 – 11:59 Industry update- BASF
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH

 

Wednesday Afternoon, April 12

1:30 – 1:50 Controlling carrot weevil in the Holland Marsh – Zach Telfer, C. Scott-Dupree and M.R. McDonald
1:50 – 2:10 Carrot rust fly and IPM in the Holland Marsh- Jason Lemay, C. Scott-Dupree and M.R. McDonald
2:10 – 2:30 IPM Update- the year in review and plans for 2017- Dennis Van Dyk and Zach Telfer
2:30 – 2:50 Nematodes on carrots. Dennis Van Dyk, K. Vander Kooi, K.S. Jordan and M.R. McDonald
2:50 – 3:00 Funds for growers – Landowner Assistance Programs from the LSRCA. Katleya Young-Chin
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 3:40 Update from the OFVGA.  Jason Verkaik
3:40 – 3:55 New project: Sustainable vegetable production. Charles Lalonde
3:55 – 4:15 Carrot weed control in Michigan. Bernie Zandstra
4:15 – 4:30 Carrot wash water update. Charles Lalonde

 

Thursday Morning, April 13

9:00 – 9:20 Update on onion research trials. Kevin Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald
9:20 – 9:40 Highlights of the onion cultivar trials. Shawn Janse and M.R. McDonald

 

9:40 – 10:00 Minor Use Update – Jim Chaput
10:00 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:25 Controlling Stemphylium on onions in New York State. Christy Hoepting
11:25 – 11:32 Industry Update: Engage Agro
11:32 – 11:52 Onion herbicide research in Michigan – Bernie Zandstra
11:52 – 12:00 Industry Update: DuPont
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH

 

Thursday Afternoon, April 13

1:30 – 1:40 Update from the Holland Marsh Growers Association. Jody Mott
1:40 – 2:05 Getting the most out of Chateau on onions – the New York State experience. Christy Hoepting
2:05-   2:15 Update on the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario. Tom Miedema
2:15 – 2:22 Industry update: Syngenta
2:22 – 2:42 Bacterial diseases of onions – the usual suspects?   Mike Celetti
2:42 – 2:52 Herbicide resistant weeds in onions –Upcoming survey and project.  Kristen Obeid
2:52 – 3:12 Stemphylium on onions.  Selasi Tayviah, B. Gossen and M.R. McDonald
3:12 – 3:32 New programs – and money – for growers: the Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project. Amy Tenbult

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