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OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2022

All OMAFRA IPM workshops will be available online via Zoom and some will be recorded and made available on the ONhortcrops Youtube Channel. Some workshops (Brassica, Carrot & Onion, Tomato & Pepper, Apple, Tender Fruit and Grape) will be conducted in-person in combination with a virtual zoom option. To register, please click the registration link under the specific workshop below. 

If you are unable to view a workshop due to a slower internet connection, please contact the workshop leader below for an alternative format. For all workshops, a laptop or computer with a display greater than 12″ is strongly recommended. Some workshops may integrate Slido into the workshop as well, in which case a smart phone with internet connectivity is also recommended but not required.


Pre-recorded presentations are available on the ONhortcrops YouTube channel. Where applicable, please watch these presentations prior to attending the webinar.


Introduction to IPM

May 3rd, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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, taking good diagnostic pictures, pesticide safety, soil diagnostics, symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, tissue sampling, 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.

Tomatoes and Peppers IPM Workshop

May 4th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brassica Crops IPM Workshop

May 4th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sweet Corn, Peas and Beans IPM Workshop

May 11th, 9:00 – 12:00

Carrot & Onion IPM Workshop

May 12th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cucurbit IPM Workshop

May 18th, 9:00 – 12:00

Apple IPM Workshop

May 6th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Strawberry & Raspberry IPM Workshop

May 10th, 10:00 – 12:00 pm

Hazelnut IPM Workshop

Date to be determined.

  • Workshop Leaders – Melanie Filotas
  • Pre-recorded presentations posted on the ONhortcrops YouTube channel
  • Registration link to be posted soon

Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Workshop

May 31st, 1:00 – 4:30 am

Ginseng Scout Training (In field only)

June 8th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Rain date: June 9th)

  • Workshop Leader – Sean Westerveld
  • Location: C&R Atkinson Farms Ltd, 228 Charlotteville Road 1 (about 2 km west of Forestville)
  • Click here to register

After registering using the links above, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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