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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conventions – don’t miss these sessions

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 VegetablesThe 4 C’s of Soil Health
for Vegetable Production
Specialty Root VegetablesCucurbits and Market Gardening Vegetables.

Other sessions that will be of interest to vegetable growers include: BiostimulantsFertigationHerbicide Resistance –
New Technologies
Promoting Pollinators on the FarmWash 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 BetterMarketing 101: Opportunities in the Digital World, and Labour Productivity on the Farm.

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable ConventionPresentation slides from the 2017 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) are now posted online. Field vegetable content at this year’s OFVC included: Continue reading Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online

Food Safety Session at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Session Title: Listeria monocytogenes…an Emerging Concern in the Field and Packing Shed
Where: Rm # 206, Scotia Bank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON
When: February 23rd, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Come to this information packed session to discover why Listeria monocytogenes is a concern for you. Over the past few years, Listeria monocytogenes has quickly become a significant public health concern. Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been responsible for devastating outbreaks in unlikely produce such as cantaloupes and caramel apples. Continue reading Food Safety Session at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Vegetable Sessions at the 2016 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

There are 4 different sessions of vegetable-specific programming at the 2016 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

  • Specialty Vegetables – 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Chair: Valerio Primomo, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
  • Vegetables – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    Chair: Janice LeBoeuf, OMAFRA

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Other sessions of interest to vegetable growers include:

  • Business – growth and planning for the future
  • Food Safety
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Soil Health and Organic Matter
  • Farmer’s Markets Ontario
  • Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association

For a full program schedule and registration information, visit ofvc.ca or call 905.945.5363