These workshops will focus on production and pest management of growing garlic in Ontario as well as IPM for other vegetable crops based on audience registration. Topics specific to garlic include clean seed production, cultivar selection, seeding spacing and density, soil and nutrient testing, crop insurance, weed control, pathogen and insect identification and control, leek moth and nematode management, crop rotation options, scaping techniques, upgrading equipment, biological products, cleaning, grading, curing, storage, processing, marketing as well as cost of production!

Adult leek moth on sticky card accented by the tip of a paperclip.
Insect identification on sticky cards

The workshops will take place at the following locations:

New Liskeard

Tuesday, March 12 from 9:00-4:00
SPUD Unit, New Liskeard Agriculture Research Station


Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00-5:00
College Boreal, Sudbury

Desbarats (Algoma)

Thursday, March 14 from 10:00-5:00
Johnston Township Community Centre, Desbarats

If you or anyone else you know would like to attend this workshop, please register online by going to Cost is $20/person (Payable at the door, cash, credit, debit, cheque) and lunch is provided.

When signing up, please indicate other major vegetable crops you grow besides garlic.

Garlic Production and Pest Management Workshop Binder
Workshop binder provided

Supported by the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario and the Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance (NOFIA). If you have questions about what will be covered, contact Travis Cranmer at or call 519 826-4963.

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