Introduction to Integrated Pest Management for Students and Crop Scouts

OMAFRA specialists are holding the annual Intro to IPM Workshop April 29th at 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph (conference rooms 2 & 3) from 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM. Lunch is on your own (cafeteria) and you have to pay for parking. Please call the contact centre at 1-877-424-1300 or email at to register your student. Here is the agenda for the day. For information on workshops for specific crops, please see

Introduction to IPM Scouting

1 Stone Rd.,

Guelph, ON

Conference rooms 2 & 3

April 29, 2015


8:30 a.m.                    Registration 8:45 a.m.                    Introductions: IPM Scrabble and Kim’s game 9:00 a.m.                    Introduction to IPM: Why IPM is important 9:30 a.m.                    What it takes to be an IPM Scout and Farm Protocol – Brainstorm 10:00 a.m.                    Break 10:15 a.m.                    Causal Agents of Diseases – Mike Celetti 10:45 a.m.                    Round Table Discussions:

  • The life of insects revealed! (live bugs on display) – Hannah Fraser
  • Diseases: types of damage – Mike Celetti
  • Weeds: types of weeds – Kristen Obeid
  • Soil Diagnostics – Anne Verhallen

11:45 am.                     WHMIS and Pesticide Safety – Denise Beaton 12:00 p.m.                    Lunch 1:00 p.m.                    Kim’s game 1:15 p.m.                    Crash Course in Entomology – Hannah Fraser 1:45 p.m.                    The Importance of scouting for weeds before and after an Herbicide Application – Kristen Obeid 2:15 p.m.                    Round Table Discussions:

  • Making insect traps work & tips for scouting insects – Hannah Fraser
  • Weeds: tips for scouting and collecting samples – Kristen Obeid
  • Diseases: tips for scouting and collecting samples – Mike Celetti
  • Quarantined Pests, Invasive Species and Biosecurity – Denise Beaton

3:30 p.m.                    Break 3:35 p.m.                    IPM Scrabble 3:45 p.m.                    Discussion: Tips on Scouting 3:55 p.m.                    IPM Jeopardy 4:15 p.m.                    Wrap up

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