Advanced Nematode Workshop with Dr. George Bird, Nematologist, Michigan State University
Tuesday, July 6
5 – 7 pm
Topics to include biology, diagnostics, management and lots of time for questions.
Preregistration required. Maximum of 25 participants.
Register with the OMAFRA Contact Centre
Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days are coming up in Ridgetown July 7 and 8.
Highlights of interest to tomato and pepper growers include:
- Nematodes Unearthed – Discover which ones are working with you and against you (with Dr. George Bird – Nematologist, Michigan State University)
- Moving Soil – plow, disc or chisel – They all move soil. What is the impact on the field and the crop?
- Growing Bio-Energy Crops in Ontario – Tackling the challenges of producing the crops here
- Vines that Entwine – Identifying the vine weeds of Ontario
Pre-registration is required. Due to the large expected enrollment, we will be offering the program on two separate days. Registration will be limited to 200 registrants per day. The program will be the same for each day. The cost for the day is $95.00 per person (HST included). This includes the program, lunch, refreshments and an information package.
For more information or to register, visit the Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days website.
Tuesday, July 13 2010
9:00 am – Woodstock
2:00 pm – Exeter
Wednesday, July 14 2010
9:00 am – Harrow
2:00 pm – Ridgetown
Thursday, July 15 2010
9:00 am – Elora
What will you see at each location? For more information, have a look at the 2010 Ontario Weed Tour Schedule.
J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for RIMON 10EC Insecticide for control of European corn borer on field peppers. RIMON 10EC (novaluron) was already labeled for management of several insect pests on apples and potatoes in Canada. Continue reading Minor use label expansion granted for Rimon 10EC insecticide for management of caterpillar pests of peppers
From Sally Miller, Professor of Plant Pathology at Ohio State University:
“Late blight has been confirmed in tomatoes on an organic farm in Harrison County, and a conventional farm in Knox County, OH. Harrison County is in east/central Ohio, one county west of the Pennsylvania border, and Knox County is in Central Ohio. This follows confirmations of late blight in potatoes or tomatoes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and New York. Weather conditions (cool-warm with high moisture – rain or heavy dew) in Ohio have been very favorable for late blight.”
More at: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=439399654609
The Ridgetown Vegetable Open House will be held on Thursday, July 22. Participants can choose from an afternoon tour, beginning at 2 pm or an evening tour, beginning at 6:30 pm. For details, see the attached poster. There is no cost and no preregistration is required.
Veg Open House Ridgetown Poster July 22 10 updated
Kristen Callow, OMAFRA Weed Management Program Lead – Horticulture; Leslie Huffman, OMAFRA Apple Specialist
Crop injury caused by herbicide drift is guaranteed to cause misery and confrontation, not to mention insurance claims and legal charges. No one wins when herbicides drift – the applicator loses two ways: his herbicide misses the target, giving poor weed control, plus he is liable for damage; the “receiving” grower loses yield, crop health, perhaps timely markets plus his time. Sometimes our environment loses, and in general, agriculture loses in the public eye. Continue reading You Suspect Herbicide Drift – Now What?