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OMAFRA IPM SCOUT TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR 2019

Scout Training workshops offered by OMAFRA for the 2019 field season

These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year.

To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

GENERAL

Introduction to IPM

  • May 2, 8:30 PM – 3:30 PM 
  • Conference Rm 1, 2 & 3, OMAFRA Headquarters, 1st Floor (1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph)     
  • Workshop Leader: Denise Beaton
  • Notes: Bring your own lunch. Handouts provided
  • This workshop covers topics, such as the importance of integrated pest management, disease causal agents, characteristics, symptoms and damage of different insects and mites, scouting for weeds in horticulture crops, pesticide safety, soil diagnostics, invasive species and farm visit biosecurity. It is an introductory course that covers the basic information that scouts need to know. Other scouting workshops will build on this information and will be tailored to the specific crops.

VEGETABLE CROPS

Tomatoes and Peppers         

  • May 6, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM  
  • Room 126 (Main Floor), Agronomy Building, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Amanda Tracey   
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts

Asparagus      

Sweet Corn, Peas and Beans

  • May 14, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Room 126 (Main Floor), Agronomy Building, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Elaine Roddy        
  • Notes: Lunch on your own

Brassica Crops

  • May 6, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Conference Rm 3, OMAFRA Headquarters, 1st Floor (1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph)    
  • Workshop Leaders: Travis Cranmer and Dennis Van Dyk     
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day) See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts

Onions, Carrots and Celery  

  • May 8, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM  
  • Conference Rm 2 & 3, OMAFRA Headquarters, 1st Floor (1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph)         
  • Workshop Leaders: Dennis Van Dyk and Travis Cranmer      
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day) See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts

Garlic 

  • May 10, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM           
  • Conference Rm 2 & 3, OMAFRA Headquarters, 1st Floor (1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph)         
  • Workshop Leader: Travis Cranmer   
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day). Please bring $20 payable to Ontario Garlic Growers Association. See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts. This workshop will focus on garlic production in addition to scouting

Cucurbit Crops          

  • May 16, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Room 126 (Main Floor), Agronomy Building, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Elaine Roddy        
  • Notes: Lunch on your own.

SPECIALTY CROPS

Ginseng (IN-FIELD)    

  • June 13, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Rain date: June 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM)  
  • C&R Atkinson Farms Ltd., 228 Charlotteville Rd. 1, St. Williams      
  • Workshop Leaders: Sean Westerveld and Melanie Filotas 

      

FRUIT and TREE NUT CROPS

For Apple IPM Training, there will be 3 workshops held in different locations.

Apples (Ridgetown)

  • May 2, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  
  • Room 002, Pestell Student Centre, Ridgetown Campus (120 Main Street East, Ridgetown)
  • Workshop Leader: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin     
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided

Apples (Simcoe)

  • May 7, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre (1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe)       
  • Workshop Leader: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin     
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided

Apples (Whitby)

  • May 9, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM     
  • Durham College, Whitby Campus, Room TBD          
  • Workshop Leader: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin     
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided

Hazelnut        

  • May 8, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre (1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe)
  • Workshop Leader: Melanie Filotas
  • Notes: Registration deadline is May 3. There are indoor and in-field training sessions

Tender Fruit and Grape        

  • May 9, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland OMAFRA Resource Centre (4890 Victoria Avenue North, Vineland Station)           
  • Workshop Leader: Wendy McFadden- Smith
  • Notes: Bring a laptop with WiFi capability. Lunch on your own


Raspberry and Strawberry   

  • May 9, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre (1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe)       
  • Workshop Leader: Erica Pate
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Bring OMAFRA Publication 360, if possible

Blueberry      

  • May 30, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM           
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre (1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe)       
  • Workshop Leader: Erica Pate
  • Notes: Bring your own lunch. Handouts provided. Bring OMAFRA Publication 360, if possible

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