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.
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.
Jason Deveau, Application Technology Specialist – OMAFRA;
Dennis Van Dyk, Vegetable Crop Specialist – OMAFRA
In recent years, Syngenta has been promoting the Defy 3D nozzle in the UK, which is a 100° flat fan, designed to run alternating 38° forward or backward along the boom. They prescribe a boom height of 50 to 75 cm, 30-40 psi, and travel speeds of 10 to 14 km/h in cereals and vegetables. Compared to a conventional flat fan, they claim that the angle and medium-coarse droplets promise less drift and improved coverage.
In 2017, Hypro and John Deere began distributing the Defy 3D in North America. Our goal was to explore coverage from the 3D in vegetable crops. We compared the nozzle’s performance to common grower practices in onion, potato and carrot in the Holland Marsh area of Ontario.
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The 2018 Ontario Potato Conference will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018. More details to follow.
2018 POTATO CONFERENCE TRADE SHOW
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)