From Ian McDonald, OMAFRA, Field Crops Unit:
Where NutrientSmart and FarmSmart in January dealt with the theory of soil management and nutrient use and management of inorganic nutrient sources, NutrientSmart 2.0 will explore the integration of organic amendments such as manures, biosolids, compost, green bin compost, and other sources into a systems approach to nutrient management planning for production in relation to soils. It will explore for both crop and livestock farmers and advisors how to source, apply, match and gain economic and environmental advantage from the use of these important and valuable sources of nutrients.
More information and registration can be found at www.farmsmartconference.com.
Any potato grower interested in new potato varieties for fresh, specialty, french fry or chip are invited to the AAFC potato variety release open house:
Wednesday, February 14
95 Stone Road (Lab Services Building)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
More information on how the process works can be found HERE
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Vanessa Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org) 519-824-4120 ext 56160
Variety viewing begins at 11:00 with a free lunch and a short session of informative presentations. The schedule for the speakers can be found below.
District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present…….
The 42nd Annual Tomato Day
Friday, March 2, 2018 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
19 Seacliff Drive E., Leamington, ON
Admission: $30 (includes educational program, trade show, hot lunch).
No preregistration required.
The program schedule for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is mind boggling. With over 36 different sessions and 144 different presentations, you can be forgiven for not knowing exactly where to start.
For the 2018 conference, there will be several vegetable specific sessions: IPM Strategies in Field Vegetables, The 4 C’s of Soil Health
for Vegetable Production, Specialty Root Vegetables, Cucurbits and Market Gardening Vegetables.
Other sessions that will be of interest to vegetable growers include: Biostimulants, Fertigation, Herbicide Resistance –
New Technologies, Promoting Pollinators on the Farm, Wash Water Handling and Does IPM Contribute to Pesticide Resistance?
The 2018 convention will also host a number of business management related sessions: Finding Money and Managing It Better, Marketing 101: Opportunities in the Digital World, and Labour Productivity on the Farm.
The Program for the 2018 Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show has been finalized.
Check out the amazing lineup of speakers for this year’s conference and make sure you register your spot soon. Registration forms can be downloaded HERE or found below.
The program for the 2018 Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show has been posted.
Check out the amazing lineup of speakers for this year’s conference and make sure you register your spot soon.
The 2018 Ontario Potato Conference will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018. More details to follow.
2018 POTATO CONFERENCE TRADE SHOW
If you are a carrot or onion grower, or just interested in the latest vegetable research you are invited to the University of Guelph Muck Crops Grower Field Day on Thursday, September 7. See the announcement below:
Grower Field Day Variety Trials 2017 invitation
The carrot and onion variety trials will be on display with entries from the major vegetable seed suppliers.
You can also view the onion research trials on topics like Stemphylium leaf blight, downy mildew and onion maggot. Research trials on carrot weevil control, carrot weed control and celery leaf curl will be featured and it’s also great opportunity to interact with University of Guelph researchers, other growers and industry reps.
The Muck Crops Research Station is at 1125 Woodchoppers Lane, King ON, L7B 0E9 with Stokes Seeds providing coffee and donuts and a free lunch compliments of Solar Seeds.
The UofG along with the Ontario Potato Board will be hosting the Potato Research Field Day on Wednesday August 16th at the Elora Research Station.
Come on out to view over 100 processing and table varieties where you can see the dug potatoes and foliage side by side. You can also hear about low glycemic impact potatoes from Dr. Reena Pinhero and an update on the CHC potato research cluster from Mary Kay Sonier of the PEI Potato Board. A free lunch will also be provided.
The flyer can be found HERE with more details, start time and directions.
The Ontario Potato Field Day on Thursday August 17 will be a good opportunity for growers, potato industry personnel and anyone interested in potatoes to see what is new in potato equipment, to have a look at new varieties and to exchange information. Potato growers and potato industry personnel from other provinces are welcome to attend.
As always, the Trade Show will feature new potato technology to enhance production practices.
For more information please contact Eugenia Banks (email@example.com, 519-766-8073)